What should I do if I got a traffic ticket?

If you receive a traffic ticket, there are three options. You can fight the ticket, pay the ticket or in some cases you can elect to go to traffic school.

If you choose to fight the ticket, you can represent yourself. But it is better to hire an attorney to assist you. The attorney knows the law. In many cases, the lawyer can speak with the officer directly and get a better outcome without the need for a hearing.

If you do not want to fight the ticket, you can pay it. CAUTION: When you pay a ticket you are automatically adjudicated guilty!! This means points are placed on your license.

If you meet the criteria, you can elect traffic school. If you choose to attend traffic school to avoid points, you will still have to pay the ticket. In addition there may be fees for electing traffic school and a price for the school itself. But you will not have the points placed on your license.

Posted in: Traffic Offenses