The horrible feeling the comes with having a ticket is incredibly irritating whether or not you’re guilty. When you collect the ticket you really only have two choices. You can pay or you can go to the courthouse. Today, most court systems have an address printed on the ticket where you can send money in. It is what the courts hope you are going to do, because it saves money on court expenses and is a smoother operation. If you choose to go to court, usually the date is set within a few weeks of the incident. You should always show up for court, as a general rule, even if you have to miss school or work to do so, anchor.
If you just pay the ticket when you pick it up, you admit that you are guilty to everyone. The ticket is going to go on your record, you are going to get points and your insurance is sure to go up.
Remember, until proven guilty, you ‘re innocent.
At the very least, if you show up in court, your fines will be reduced or you may be offered to go to traffic school. Traffic school costs money, but the traffic ticket is not going to go on the record which means no fines and no insurance rates are raised.
It’s likely the traffic ticket will be completely thrown out. For eg, if the policeman’s not appearing for trial. The charges will be dismissed altogether without the policeman there.
Did you know that:
When you get a ticket, pay the fees and your insurance rates go up, some insurance companies take the money for the police departments and buy more radar guns or other measuring devices. This ensures that more tickets are issued, and they can raise insurance rates for more people.