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Effect of Any Conviction on Your Civil
Defense of Civil Cases.
This can be used against you in certain contexts. For
example, a conviction for having a dangerous dog can be
used against you civilly in a civil claim for damages from a
bite from your dog. A plea of guilty or a conviction of a
driving violation cannot be used to show you were
responsible for damages an accident (although there are
exceptions), but anything you say at the hearing can be
used against you. This only applies to driving violations,
only. Any civil violation for other things: contorl of animals,
taking of property, damage to property, destruction of
property, etc, can be used against you in a separate
lawsuit against you for money damages.
If you have liability insurance to protect against these
claims (dog bites, auto, etc), that’s great, your insurer will
defend you, but you have a duty to cooperate and not do
anything that will jeopardize your defense to the civil
claims. However, if you plead guilty or lose in criminal court
to charges that effect your defense of civil claims, your
insurer can attempt to deny coverage.
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Likewise, if you plan to sue over, say, a car accident, your
guilt of a summary offense can be used against you. If you
are found guilty of reckless driving, yourself, that can have
a profound impact on your civil case, especially if the
matter goes to a full blown hearing and there are witnesses
in the criminal context.
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disturbing the peace, police going too far to find you guilty of something, expunged records, We get your charges
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