Getting a traffic ticket is expensive and can cost you as much as a few hundred dollars plus attorney's fees and other costs. The most common types of traffic tickets include:
You should use fight ticket defenses in court to try and get the traffic ticket dismissed or the fees reduced. If you are lucky, the officer who issued you the ticket won’t even show up in court, and the judge will dismiss the case. Having a traffic ticket on your record will eventually cause your insurance rates to go up. It may take three years for your insurance rates to go back down. Too many traffic tickets could cause you to lose your license. So you should take traffic tickets serious. Speeding can cause traffic accidents and endanger your life and others. Getting a ticket may be a wake up call and good learning lesson to slow down and to obey the traffic rules and regulations. Some states allow you to take a driver’s educational or traffic school course if you have not received a ticket within a 12 month period so it doesn’t show up on your driving record. You are still responsible for paying any fees and fines associated with the ticket and the traffic school costs.
The best way to fight the ticket is to hire an attorney. You have a higher chance of getting the ticket dismissed or the fees and fines reduced when you hire an attorney to represent you and argue a fight ticket defense on your behalf. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney and you want to argue the case yourself, then you may want to argue one of the following most common defenses:
An attorney can help defend you if you received a traffic ticket. The attorney is knowledgeable about traffic ticket defenses and will have a better success rate at getting the ticket dismissed or the fine reduced.