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What can I expect if I mistakenly ran red light and caused an accident?

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Last week early morning I ran a red light mistakenly by pushing the accelerator instead of the brake. I realised and pushed the brake but still I hit another car on the intersection. The accident wasn't that bad since I hit the other car at about 20-25 mph. Neither me nor the person I hit was injured, although the other driver was taken for a medical check. I got a ticket issued for a red light violation and it listed on my ticket to appear in the municipal court next month. What will be the impact of this thing in the court? Will this be counted as a misdemeanor or a criminal offense? I am ready to plead guilty because it happened by mistake. Will they let me go away with a fine and points? Or do I need to hire an attorney?

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