Should you pay the ticket or fight it? That is a question that most every
driver asks themselves after receiving a citation. Some assign a "nuisance
value" and believe it's simply not worth the time, effort and
cost to defend the ticket and end up writing the check to the court. But
before you are so quick to hand over your money to a court, ask yourself
the following questions:
Does the traffic ticket carry points that could affect your driving record
and insurance costs?
Exactly how much is the ticket going to cost by the time you figure in
the extra costs you don't know about, such as a higher insurance rate?
Have you explored all your options? You could pay the ticket, hire an attorney and fight the ticket, or attend
traffic school and possibly get some reprieve from the full effects of
There are different defenses and options on almost all cases depending
on the ticket and jurisdiction where the ticket was received. Make certain
you do enough research to understand whether or not it is in your best
interests to fight the citation. Officers make mistakes all the time,
and there may be an issue that only an experienced traffic ticket defense
attorney can identify and fight for you.