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What Happens After You Get a Traffic Ticket?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 1 in 10 drivers are pulled over every year for speeding. Of those, about 70% receive tickets. Taking care of a traffic ticket is important; you can face additional fines, suspension of your license, or even a warrant for your arrest if you ignore a ticket. Once you receive the 'Notice to Appear' in the mail, you have a few options for dealing with a traffic ticket.

Pay the Fine

If you don't want to fight the ticket or attend traffic school, the simplest way to deal with a traffic ticket is simply to pay the fine as it shows on the notice. While this will quickly remedy the ticket, it may cost you in the long run. Moving violations can add points to your driving record; these in turn can cause your auto insurance premiums to go up. If you accumulate too many points on your driving record, you can risk having your license suspended.

Go to Court

Generally, you are not required to go to court when you receive a ticket unless you were going 30mph or more over the speed limit, you were cited for reckless driving, or you were involved in an accident that caused bodily harm or a fatality. If you choose to fight a citation, you might wish to consult a lawyer that specializes in traffic tickets. An attorney can also help protect your rights if the violation was due to a criminal offense, such as driving with a suspended license.

Traffic School

To reduce the points on your driving records and keep your insurance rates from going up, you can often attend traffic school. Traffic school is generally reserved for first-time traffic offenders, or if you have maintained a clean driving record for a set amount of time. It can be attended in-person or online, and once completed, the certificate of completion can be given to the court along with any administrative fees in order to remedy the violation.

If you received a major traffic ticket  that could result in criminal chargers and need a criminal attorney to help you fight for your rights, contact The Lucaj Law Firm. Our skilled attorneys know what it takes to build the strongest possible defense for your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!

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