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People injured in automobile accidents often mistakenly believe they can use the fact that the other driver was charged and/or convicted of a moving violation to show the other driver was negligent and, therefore, liable in the personal injury action. However, that often is not the case. In most cases, the other driver will plead “no contest” and the charge/conviction is then not admissible. This leaves the injured person with the duty to prove the other driver was negligent, without the assistance of the criminal or traffic charge. If you have been injured in an accident, call Bremer & Trollop Law Offices for a free consultation.