1.What not to do.Please do not think"I'm guilty so there is nothing I can do" and just send in the payment by mail. -- This is the worst thing you can do. You will be pleading guilty and paying the highest possible fine allowed by law. -- You can cut your fine at least in half in most cases. -- It's easy to pay the lowest fine amount and save yourself hundreds of dollars
. 2.The first thing you should always do,no matter what the facts are, isPLEAD NOT GUILTY and ask for a court date. -- You can do this by certified mail, going to the clerks window or going to the court room. -- You are innocent until proven guilty so make them prove your guilt. Don't do it for them. -- There are numerous ways they can screw up and your ticket will get dismissed. -- Also with a little preparation and help you can win at the hearing or before. -- This will give you time to calmly consider your alternatives and make a better informed decision. -- It is also the first step in saving money on a fine. 3.The next thing you should do is delay the proceedingsby getting as many continuances as you can. -- Continuances are usually fairly easy to get for things like - you're out of town, can't get off work or you are sick etc. -- Each continuance increases the chance that the officer won't be there which will result in your ticket being dismissed. -- This happens 30% to 50% of the time depending on the court. I'd take those odds in Vegas any day.
4. Every time you go to court you should be prepared to fight your ticket in case it isn't continued and the officer is present.
It doesn't matter if you don't have a ticket now because there are very good tips on how to prevent getting traffic tickets in the future and on how to talk your way out of your next traffic ticket and much more.
With thousands of pages of traffic laws it's inevitable that even safe drivers will eventually get stopped.
In fact every time you or I drive we will technically break at least one traffic law. Today traffic tickets are expensive. The average ticket is about $150.00 with penalties and costs. But the real consequences are theinsurance rate increases orcancellations, loss of points and possible loss of your license which makes it difficult to work and support yourself or your family. That's why it's important to fight your first ticket and not wait until your third ticket when it may be too late. Remember three tickets and you're out. We can help.Contact Us 404-919-5050