Got a traffic ticket? Here’s what you can do to minimize the damage.
A car accident causes physical damage. It might seem like a traffic ticket would be preferable, then, but the financial damage a ticket can do might leave you wishing you’d been in a fender-bender instead!
The good news is there are some things you can do. If you find yourself up against a traffic ticket, here are your options moving forward.
Option 1: Go to School If you hit traffic school, you might find yourself watching the hours tick by but you’ll also find yourself removing points from your license and your ticket from your record. In short, it’s worth the hassle (especially considering you can usually do it online) to remove the long-term repercussions of your infraction behind the wheel.
Option 2: Go to Court If you believe you have solid evidence that you didn’t do anything wrong, you can go to court and contest your ticket. If you win your case, you’ll be able to remove the ticket from your record, points from your license, and all other penalties you’d otherwise face. Just be prepared to spend a day in the courtroom fighting for your case.
Option 3: Get out your Wallet While not ideal, paying for your ticket is a whole lot better than facing further legal ramifications! Even if it’s a fairly sizable fine, paying out for your mistake can save you a serious headache—and even jail time—down the road. It’s worth the cost to put your ticket behind you.
A ticket could result in significantly higher premiums – unless you have an auto insurance provider who’s committed to working with you to keep your coverage affordable. For that kind of service throughout California, contact Stromsoe Insurance Agency.