The Process of Contesting a Traffic Ticket
After receiving a traffic ticket, you may be wondering how you should proceed. The best plan is to contact a traffic attorney because you may not be aware of the consequences of pleading guilty to a ticket.
For example, most people would think that a ticket for “no headlights on at night” is not a big deal. However, that seemingly “minor” violation would add two points to your driving record, and your insurance rates would increase as a result. No matter how insignificant the ticket may appear, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced traffic lawyer.
The Benefits of a Traffic Lawyer
A traffic lawyer will advise you whether the traffic ticket you received carries points which may be added to your driving record.
- If your ticket does carry points, then the lawyer can help in various ways:
- You won’t have to attend court.
- The lawyer will negotiate with the prosecuting attorney to reduce the ticket to a non-point violation (no points added to your driving record).
- The lawyer’s office will provide you with the fine and court cost bill with instructions to pay the court. You simply pay the court in a timely manner, and your case is closed.