Do Points Really Matter?
You just got a ticket, and you’re ready to pay the fine. You’ve weighed the pros and cons of fighting and ticket, and you still don’t think it’s worth the time. Perhaps you think you wouldn’t have a strong case, or you just want to move on. Besides, you don’t understand why people make a big out of points. Your violation didn’t even receive many points, and you don’t get caught speeding all time.
We strongly encourage you to rethink your decision and to reconsider your evaluation of the point system. People tend to minimize the importance of keeping points of your driving record. Below, we’ll explain why the point system matters, and why you should fight to keep points off your driving record.
Points Add Up
All you need is six points on your driving record to incur annual fees. Currently, the annual surcharge $100, plus an additional $25 for each point over six. Point stay on your record for three years, and you’ll pay the fee each year you have six or more points. To learn more about violations and points, click here.
It’s Not All About The Points
Points aren’t the only thing you have to be worried about when you pay for a ticket. Even if your traffic ticket added zero points to your driving record, you should still be concerned. Your license will be revoked if you have more than four moving violations within a 12-month period. It is possible to have no points on your record and still have your license revoked. Therefore, you have to be careful about simply accepting and paying traffic tickets without trying to contest them first.
You Know Yourself
The primary reason to fight a ticket is that you never know when you might be ticketed again. It’s highly unlikely that the time that you got pulled over was your first time ever speeding, and will be your last. But we’re not judging you! We want to save your driving record from your repeated mistakes. Don’t let violations add up or escalate in severity because you didn’t take them seriously from the start.
Call Us and Spare Your Driving Record!
The surcharge imposed when you have too many points on your record can be more than the price of the tickets themselves over the years. Furthermore, repeat violations can get your licensed suspended. Don’t wait until you have no choice but to fight in court to save your license and your right to drive. Even if this is your first ticket, you should take its consequences seriously and aim to avoid them. Call Kelly McMahan Law at (512) 843-2889 or contact us here to learn how to contest your ticket.