My son has received a ticket in the mail. He is charged with misdemeanor hit and run, and unsafe turning maneuver. He was returning to work one day from his house after lunch. When he was going down the road, a dog ran out in front of him, he swerved to avoid the dog and sideswiped a plastic trash can that was in the road. He did not stop because he did not run over the dog or the trash can. He did not hit anyone or injure anyone or cause any damages. What should we do? Does he need an attorney to handle this? appreciate any help. We live in redding in northern california.