Even in the best of circumstances, going to court as a defendant is going to take a lot of time and money. Anything you can do to avoid this will save all kinds of hassle.
Sometimes, being involved in the criminal-justice system does not have the result that many honest citizens think it will have. Here is a good example of an incident that didn’t go the way an innocent man thought it should have.
My friend was driving home from work when he became the victim of a road-rage incident. The instigator was weaving in and out of traffic, bullying motorists out of his way. He ended up clipping my friend’s car and then losing control and crossing the median into oncoming traffic. This caused the instigator and two other vehicles to wreck and resulted in injuries to some of the drivers.
My friend called 911 and then returned to the scene, once he was assured that a police officer had arrived. Knowing that he wasn’t the cause of the accident, my friend was happy to cooperate with police investigators, even going to the station, later, to give a voluntary statement.
by Sheriff Jim Wilson