Should You Fight Your Traffic Ticket?
You got pulled over earlier today and you wonder if it’s even worth the effort to fight the ticket. You figure you’ll save yourself a lot of time and stress by just paying the fine. However, a traffic ticket on your record can cost you in more ways than one. You may not have considered some of the long-term consequences of accepting a traffic ticket. We’ll outline a few of the consequences to accepting the fine and driving with a violation on your record.
Traffic Tickets Are Expensive
There’s a higher price tag attached to a ticket than you might think. The hundred or so dollars required to pay the fee itself isn’t all you’ll have to pay. Car insurance premiums raise the moment your provider finds out about your moving violations. Your premiums might raise hundreds of dollars per pay period due to the ticket. Furthermore, you could also lose other benefits, such as good driving discounts. If you’ve gotten too many speeding tickets, your provider might drop your coverage entirely. Traffic tickets stay on your driving record for up to five years. Thus, you could wind up paying thousands of dollars for a speeding ticket.
You’ll Get Points on Your Record
Texas uses a point system to measure traffic violations. Accumulate too many points within a certain time period and your license will get revoked. You may think that a single traffic violation won’t cost you your license, and technically, you’re right. However, just as you received a ticket this time, you never know when you’ll receive another one. Don’t stack the odds against yourself by letting a traffic violation stay on your record.
You Have Other Options
Why accept a traffic ticket when you don’t have to? With Kelly McMahan Law at your side, you could save several hundreds of dollars. Kelly McMahan fights traffic tickets every day and knows how to best assemble your case. Call today at (512) 843-2889 or message us online to learn how you can keep money in your pocket and points off of your record.