Why Speeding Tickets Matter: The Potential Implications
Speeding tickets may seem minor, but they can have serious consequences that go beyond just paying fines. Understanding the potential implications of a speeding ticket can help you make informed decisions.
Increased Insurance Rates and Points on Your License
Receiving a speeding ticket can result in increased insurance rates. Additionally, points may be added to your driver’s license and driving record. Accumulating too many points can lead to license suspension or revocation.
Severity of Traffic Offenses
Not all traffic offenses carry the same weight. Some are only infractions while others are misdemeanor criminal charges. This means that certain violations that may not sound serious to you, can lead to criminal convictions, not just fines or insurance increases.
Speeding in Restricted Zones
Speeding in school or work zones can have even harsher consequences. These areas have reduced speed limits for safety reasons, and violating them can lead to severe penalties.
The Risks of Paying Online
Paying a speeding ticket online might seem convenient, but it comes with risks. By paying online, you plead guilty to the offense without contest, leading to penalties.
Penalties for Speeding Offenses
The penalties for speeding offenses can vary, but on average, they may include fines ranging from $10 to $250, court costs from $200 to $250, driver’s license points, increased insurance premiums, license suspension or revocation, potential jail sentences, and even a permanent criminal record for some offenses.
Avoiding Costly Mistakes
Before paying your fine, consider consulting with us at Hopper Cummings, PLLC. We can explore options to protect your interests. Our experienced attorneys can virtually assist you through our online services, making the process of getting an attorney easier than you might think.
Having a knowledgeable attorney handle your speeding ticket can potentially save you a criminal conviction, money in fines and court costs, license points, and insurance premiums. We provide peace of mind and ensure that your case is handled professionally.
Contact us by completing our online information form or call us at 919-533-4115. We will discuss your driving record and advise you on the best course of action. If you choose to proceed with representation, we will guide you on how to retain our services for your court appearance, often avoiding the need for you to appear in person.
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