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Mon Jan 11, 2016, 09:00 PM

8. A couple of months after we move to Ohio, my wife and

daughter were driving back to Ohio, when they got turned around in Columbus. Our daughter was driving (with only a permit), made a left turn onto the highway, and got t-boned by another driver coming towards her. She was ok, but my wife ended up with three fractures in her pelvis. Our daughter was cited for illegal turning. She was 16 at the time.

We ended up going to court in January in Columbus (over an hour away) with no lawyer, and pleaded not guilty to the court. The Asst DA badgered us to plead guilty and move on, but we chose not to. As it turned out, the cop did not show up (apparently he had broken a leg a few weeks back - haha), and my wife was still able to make it there (with a little bit of diludid). The judge reamed out the asst DA, and we walked out with an apology from the judge!

I would definitely fight it, though you might want to speak to an attorney just for some advice. Since it is PG County, you probably will have a good chance of getting it dropped. Just plead not guilty, and don't listen to the BS from the prosectutor who is probably a flunky who just got admitted to the bar after barely making it through law school.

Good luck.

BTW, I am not an attorney.

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