He can also stipulate trial on the minutes. Court considers the evidence presented in the filings, defendant offers no argument or evidence and court convicts. The conviction is not proof of liability and cannot be entered as evidence the same was an admission can. In the civil proceeding, they would have to prove the entirety of the responsibility and liability.It's not this black and white.... Not even close. I wasn't there I assume you weren't either. If the report is true it was an accident. Jack wasn't driving distracted or speeding. It's a dangerous multi lane intersection. Is a person that hits a deer guilty of a crime every time that happens? This was a jogger running out in front of him when he couldn't see till it was too late.
They are charging him with the misdemeanor aspect of his involvement. To compare this to the trigger pulling of a gun is just absurd.
What'll be interesting is if the McCafferys accept that and pay the fine or fight it. By doing so it would be admitting to fault and making it easier to prosecute them civilly. Which I anticipate will happen either way on if the family fights the charges or not. This isn't over in that regard at all.