What is the maximum fine for failure to stop at stop sign?

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What is the maximum fine for failure to stop at stop sign?

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What is the maximum fine for failure to stop at stop sign? The answer to this question is going to be different depending on several different factors.

  • First, the state where you live is going to affect your fines. Some states have harsher traffic laws than others and assess larger fines. Since each state has the greatest interest in setting the rules of the road within its borders, there is no one federal or centralized rule. Instead, each jurisdiction sets its own penalties and fines.
  • Second, your driving record may sometimes affect your fines as well. If you have prior offenses or a lot of moving violations, some judges and jurisdictions will count that against you and assess you a larger fine.

Despite the differences among the states, it is likely that your fine will be between $75 and $400.

In addition to the fines that you may be assessed, you will also get points on your license. Again, the exact number can vary, but you can expect between two and three points. This may raise the rates that you pay for insurance, and in some cases if you accumulate too many points within a period of time, you might even lose your license to drive.

In certain instances, you may be able to plead not guilty or you may be able to lower your fine and the number of points by arranging a plea bargain. If you intend to attempt either of these things, you should consult with an experienced lawyer who handles traffic matters.

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