Ticket Dismissal

Written by Norene Anderson
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Ticket dismissal is possible with just a few hours of work at your convenience with an online or video driver improvement course. States require different levels of driver improvement classes. In some states, a four-hour course satisfies the requirement. In other states, an eight-hour or 12-hour course is required.

When you receive a citation, the first thing you should do is check with the clerk of the issuing county about the options of taking a driver improvement course for ticket dismissal. You should always make sure about the requirements for the specific locality. Some counties have different requirements than others. Before enrolling in a course, verify with the court that it will be accepted.

Reason for Ticket Dismissal

Ticket dismissal is important for several reasons. If there are points on your license, it is likely you are aware that you are limited to the number of points you can receive within a 12-month period without having your license suspended. It is possible to reduce the number of points or even remove the points just by taking the proper traffic safety course.

The extent of the violation determines the number of points attached to your license. Ticket dismissal options are not available for every offense. If you already have too many points within the allotted time, your license will be suspended. If the infraction results in injury, death, or property damage, most states do not allow the ticket to be dismissed for any reason. If you have any questions about the status of your license, you can contact your county clerk or the Department of Motor Vehicles for your state.

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