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How Do Traffic Tickets Affect Your Credit Score?

A tight economy means that old debts which may have once been forgotten are now turned over to collection agencies.

Some drivers assume that a non-moving violation, especially in a small town, will be forgotten if unpaid. In times past, this may very well have been the case. Many municipalities simply did not think it was worth the effort to chase down a delinquent motorist over a few dollars.

Times have changed, for several reasons:

Any unpaid bill looks bad on your credit report, but an unpaid municipal citation can cause your credit score to drop by up to 100 points. If you receive any traffic ticket anywhere from Fresno County to Kern County, contact a Central Valley traffic ticket lawyer to deal with the ticket. It is simply too costly to ignore even very minor citations.