Many people get what seem to be simple traffic tickets, such as speeding tickets, running a red light, careless driving, reckless driving, failure to register or no proof of insurance or other moving and non-moving violations. While these tickets may seem like just a standard traffic ticket for which driver's only have to pay a "small" fine, many drivers don't realize that these tickets can have more far reaching consequences that can be very costly. These consequences include: higher insurance premiums that can cost thousands over several years, points on your license and the possible loss of your driver's license if you accumulated too many points in any given period of time. However, despite those consequences over 95% of people who receive a speeding ticket will just pay the ticket.
Don't be one of those people. You could potentially save yourself thousands of dollars by not paying the ticket and hiring an attorney instead. Hiring an attorney can make the difference and avoid points, higher insurance premiums and under some circumstances even preserve your privilege to drive.Tips When Faced with a Traffic Stop
- Stay calm when the officer approaches you.
- Be courteous to the officer.
- But do not admit to anything.
- Sign the ticket (signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt).
- After the traffic stop, hire an attorney to fight the ticket for you and help you avoid points, higher insurance premiums and preserve your privilege to drive in the future. Sometimes, an attorney may even be able to get your ticket dismissed.
- Red Light Violations (Camera tickets and non-camera tickets),
- Careless Driving (with or without accident),
- Reckless Driving (a misdemeanor that can result in up to 90 days in jail),
- No Proof of Insurance,
- Expired Tag or Registration (this is a criminal charge and can result in jail time if expired more than 6 months),
- Driving While License Suspended (this can be a criminal charge),
- No Valid Driver's License (this is a criminal charge and can result in up to 60 days jail or 6 months probation),
- Failure to Carry Driver's License,
- Any other moving or non-moving violations.