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What Do Traffic Tickets Do To My Driving Record?

by Seth Azria on 2/05/2023

If you've been caught speeding or committing another traffic offense, you may be wondering what will happen to your driving record. Traffic tickets can have a serious impact on your driving privileges, so it's important to understand the consequences before you get behind the wheel. In this post, we'll discuss the effects of traffic tickets on your driving record and how they can affect your ability to drive legally.

How Do Traffic Tickets Affect Your Driving Record And Insurance Rates?

When you are convicted of a traffic offense, the court will send a notice to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV will then add the conviction to your driving record. Depending on the severity of the offense, this could result in points being added to your record. If you accumulate too many points, you may be considered a high-risk driver, and your insurance rates could increase. In some cases, you may even have your license suspended or revoked.

Additionally, certain traffic offenses can stay on your driving record for years. For example, a DWI conviction can remain on your record for up to ten years and a ticket with points will remain for roughly 4 years. This means that even if you only receive one ticket, it could have long-lasting consequences for your driving privileges and your insurance rates.

If you've been ticketed for a traffic offense, it's important to understand how it will affect your driving record. Be sure to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and protect your driving privileges.

What Are The Consequences Of Getting Too Many Traffic Tickets In A Short Period?

If you receive too many traffic tickets in a short period, your license may be suspended. This means that you will not be able to drive for a certain period of time. Having 3 speeding or misdemeanor convictions in 18-months is a common cause of suspension. Depending on the severity of the infractions, this suspension could last for a few months or even a few years. If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you could face even more serious consequences, including jail time.

So, if you don't want to risk having your license suspended or worse, it's important to try to avoid getting traffic tickets. Of course, sometimes accidents happen and we all make mistakes. If you do find yourself with a traffic ticket, there are things you can do to try to minimize the damage to your driving record.

Can You Fight A Traffic Ticket To Avoid Getting Points On Your Driving Record Or Increased Insurance Rates?

If you have too many traffic tickets in a short period, your license could be suspended. If you're caught driving with a suspended license, you could be fined and/or jailed. You may also have to go to court.

If you think you were wrongly ticketed, you can fight the ticket in court. Hiring us will give you the best chance of winning. If you choose to represent yourself, make sure you understand the law and the court procedures. Traffic court is usually informal, but it's still a good idea to dress professionally and be respectful to the judge. Remember that if you lose, you'll have to pay the ticket plus any additional fines and fees.

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