When you get a speeding ticket or are cited for violating a traffic law, you might not think it’s a big deal. Most people just think that they can pay the fine and move on without any further implications.
The reality is a little more complex. A single traffic ticket could impact your insurance rates for years to come, and it’s likely to add points to your license. When you get too many points, you could have your license suspended or revoked.
Can you avoid the consequences of a traffic ticket?
To save yourself money and to prevent the loss of your driving privileges, it’s a good idea to do what you can to defend yourself and avoid points on your license. Doing so isn’t always easy, but your attorney can be there to help with your defense. An experienced advocate knows the laws in your local area as well as in the state, and they’ll be able to give you more suggestions on how to reduce or eliminate the penalties you face based on the specific circumstances involved in your situation.
They can also help you explore other options to manage your ticket. When you talk to your attorney, see if there are alternative programs where you can take classes or complete other programs to avoid having the ticket on your record. Showing a judge that you’re working on driving better is a good defense, especially if the violation is going to be hard to disprove.
A traffic ticket is a much bigger problem than most people realize — until it’s too late. Don’t make that mistake if you’re facing a ticket.