Traffic Tickets

I Have a ton of Late Tickets. What Should I Do?

By December 4, 2019No Comments

If you have not paid your traffic tickets, you are likely wondering how you should proceed to minimize your penalty and retain your driver’s license.  The most prudent course of action depends on the unique circumstances of your particular situation. Meet with our legal team for a thorough review of your traffic tickets and we will steer you in the right direction.  Let’s take a quick look at some general advice for those who have multiple unpaid traffic tickets.

Consider the Ramifications of Doing Nothing

Those who rack up traffic tickets and do nothing about it will eventually face harsh consequences.  It is possible you will be arrested, forced to spend time in jail, subjected to hefty fines and even end up with a suspended driver’s license.  If you decide to pay your tickets in full, do not assume the court will make proper note of your payments. Do your due diligence by contacting the court to ensure your payment has been received and accurately recorded in the court’s books.  However, it might not be in your best interest to pay every single traffic ticket in full.

Fighting the Tickets

Louisiana residents who pay their traffic tickets are admitting guilt for the supposed offenses.  This admission of guilt waives one’s right to challenge the traffic ticket in a court of law. These traffic violations are likely to hike your auto insurance rate.  Furthermore, the Department of Licensing (DOL) might even suspend your driver’s license based on your unique driving record. Let’s take a look at a couple alternative approaches to paying multiple traffic tickets in full all at once.

Request a Hearing Instead of Paying

You have the right to request a hearing instead of paying the entirety of your traffic tickets all in one fell swoop.  However, a mitigation hearing will prove challenging unless you have a talented traffic ticket attorney on your side. If you insist you are not guilty, it is not in your interest to request a trial.  to argue for a reduction of the fine that accompanies the supposed violation. A contested hearing is ideal for those looking to contest the legitimacy of the ticket. Let your attorney represent you at a contested hearing and he or she will argue you are not guilty and the charge should be tossed.

Your Best Course of Action: Hire an Attorney

A surprising number of traffic tickets are issued in error.  There is a good chance your ticket will be eliminated or reduced if you are represented by a savvy traffic ticket attorney at your hearing(s).  Let our legal team represent you in traffic court and we will do everything in our power to reduce penalty or even get you off the hook. We will request discovery for your case, represent you in court and likely save you a bundle of money.  Though it might not be possible to completely eliminate your tickets altogether, there is a good chance we will be able to reduce your financial penalty as well as other potential penalties.

Contact our Attorneys Today

Our mission is to protect your rights, help you retain as much of your hard-earned money as possible and prevent a driver’s license suspension.  Do not wait. The clock is ticking. Contact our legal team today to schedule an initial consultation where we will review the nuances of your traffic tickets and begin tailoring a legal defense designed specifically for you.