Forgot To Pay A Ticket?
It’s happened to many of us before—we get pulled over, receive a ticket, and we want it out of our sight as soon as possible. We stuff it into the glovebox, center console, sun visor—wherever we can hide it so we can get back to focusing on whatever we were dealing with before we got pulled over. Your days might be so busy that you don’t even think about the ticket again after that. By the time you remember you were pulled over, or you reach in your glovebox for something and the ticket falls out, it’s too late. The deadline to pay the ticket has passed, and you aren’t sure what to do now.
Of course, the penalties for not paying a traffic ticket can vary. It depends on how long it’s been since the due date passed, and whether you have other citations. Sometimes you just have to pay a late fee. In other instances, a warrant may be issued for your arrest, or you may lose your vehicle.
As soon as you realize that you’ve forgotten to pay your traffic ticket, give Kelly McMahan Law a call first. You’ll be advised as to the best next steps to take. Fortunately, Kelly McMahan is a skilled traffic court lawyer who also defends clients who received warrants for past due traffic tickets. That being said, it’s never too late to try your case in court. You’ll avoid arrest and other severe consequences when you contest your case. With an apt attorney at your side, your chances of success are greatly increased.
“Can’t I Just Pay The Tickets?”
Sometimes, it’s still possible to pay the past due tickets, for a greater fee. However, you must decide if you want to deal with the consequences of doing so. When you accept a ticket, you lose money. You also have to pay increased insurance premiums and possibly face other penalties. With tickets on your record, you might be at risk of losing your job. While McMahan can help you get an occupational driver’s license if your work depends on it, you could avoid losing your license in the first place by going to court.
Call Kelly McMahan at (512) 843-2889 or contact us online to learn more about contesting your traffic tickets, warrants, or Class C misdemeanor.