Traffic Citation

Written by Norene Anderson
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A traffic citation is not a pleasant thing to face. There are several ways of responding to the citation. You can pay the fine and say that you are guilty. You can plead not guilty and have a court hearing. The other alternative is to attend traffic school as part of a plea bargain to have the citation amended and points reduced or removed.

Before enrolling in a defensive driver course, it must be approved by the court. Otherwise, it may be rejected. There are specific guidelines for eligibility. The traffic citation must be for a non-serious infraction of four points or less. It must be for only one moving violation. The defendant must not have attended defensive driver school within the past 12 months. If all of these stipulations are met, it is very probable that you qualify.

Resolve Your Traffic Citation Online

Traffic citation costs vary from county to county. Each state has its own guidelines and requirements. If you are traveling out of your area and receive a citation, check with the local county clerk's office to determine the most appropriate way to resolve the charges. There are limits on the amount of time to either pay a fine or set a court date to contest the charges.

The Internet is a great place to find all the information you need, especially if you are dealing with a county outside your local area. Most counties are set up for receiving payment over the Internet. You can also enroll and complete driver safety courses online if that is the answer to your dilemma. If you question the total number of points accumulated on your license, you can get this information online.


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