Just because you're a highly paid football star, doesn't mean you'll
get a break in California Traffic Court. Take the case of Denver Bronco
star linebacker, Von Miller. In March 2012 he was pulled over in Orange
County and issued a speeding ticket. He didn't contest it. He didn't
pay it. He simply ignored it. And his drivers license was suspended.
On July 9, 2012, Miller paid the $559 for the ticket and the hold on his
drivers license was lifted. But this past August, Miller was arrested
for allegedly failing to appear on a ticket he received in Araphahoe County,
Colorado and a week ago he was again caught speeding, issued a traffic
ticket and was found to have been driving on a suspended license.
Each time he was caught violating traffic laws, Miller was given penalties
that anyone else would have received. He also had the same remedies available
to him that could have helped him out of a high fine and points to his
license, or even prevented the suspension of his license.
If you are caught speeding, don't think you can simply ignore the ticket
and it will go away. That could lead to suspension of your license and/or
a bench warrant for your arrest.