Frequently asked questions

What will happen to my license if i get a speeding ticket?

For minor speeding violations, you may only receive a few points on your license. However, if the speeding is deemed excessive or if you have a history of violations, you could face more severe consequences, including license suspension and substantial insurance increase.

In many states, accumulating a certain number of points within a specified period can lead to license suspension. The duration of the suspension varies based on the severity of the offenses and the number of accumulated points. It's important to understand your state's specific laws regarding point accumulation and license suspension. Consulting with a traffic attorney can provide clarity on your situation and potential outcomes.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for my speeding ticket, and can it save me money?

Some attorneys charge a flat fee for traffic ticket cases, while others may charge an hourly rate which can leave you guessing. Here at Ticket Takedown we charge a flat fee so that you know exactly how much your attorney fee will cost you. Investing in a lawyer can be cost-effective in the long run.

If your attorney successfully gets your ticket reduced or dismissed, you could avoid high fines, surcharges, and hikes in your insurance premiums. Additionally, preserving a clean driving record can save you money over time, making legal representation a financially sound decision for many individuals.

Is it better to just pay my speeding ticket?

Paying your speeding ticket is essentially an admission of guilt and can have unintended consequences, such as points on your license, increased insurance premiums, and in some cases, license suspension. Before deciding to pay the ticket, consider the long-term implications.

While paying the ticket can be the quickest way to resolve the issue, it might not always be the most financially sound decision. Contesting the ticket with the help of a traffic attorney could result in the reduction or dismissal of charges, which can save you money in the long run by avoiding increased insurance rates and other penalties.

Why should i get a lawyer for my speeding ticket?

Hiring a lawyer for your speeding ticket can significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome. An experienced traffic attorney understands the legal system, knows how to navigate court proceedings, and can often negotiate better terms for your case. They can challenge the evidence against you, question the methods used to determine your speed, and may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed.

Additionally, a lawyer can represent you in court, saving you time and stress. They can handle all legal formalities and work to minimize the impact on your driving record and insurance rates. In many cases, the benefits of having professional legal representation outweigh the costs.

I've paid my speeding ticket. Can I still do something about the points on my record?

Once you've paid your speeding ticket, you have admitted guilt, and the points associated with the violation will typically be added to your driving record. However, in some jurisdictions, you might still have options to mitigate these points. In many cases we are able to open up previously closed speeding tickets and get the points off of your record. Another option is attending a defensive driving or traffic school course.

Completion of such a course can sometimes lead to the removal of points from your record, depending on state laws. It's important to act promptly and understand your state's specific regulations regarding point reduction. Consulting with a traffic attorney can provide you with tailored advice and steps to take in your particular situation.

Can I handle my speeding ticket without a lawyer?

It is possible to handle a speeding ticket without a lawyer but it is not advisable. You can choose to pay the ticket or represent yourself in court if you opt to contest it. However, self-representation requires a good understanding of traffic laws and court procedures. For more complex cases, or if you're at risk of significant penalties, seeking legal counsel is advisable.

An attorney’s expertise in negotiating with prosecutors and understanding the nuances of traffic law can significantly affect the outcome of your case. While self-representation is an option, the benefits of professional legal assistance can be invaluable, particularly in cases with serious implications for your driving record and insurance rates.