Traffic Court

Written by Norene Anderson
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Traffic court may sound like it is not anything to take too seriously. After all, it is over a speeding ticket or some other minor driving offense. The truth of the matter is rather sobering. If you are scheduled to appear in court to resolve a traffic citation and you do not show, you may find yourself with a license suspension and an arrest warrant with your name on it.

There are several ways to take care of violations without actually going to the traffic court. If you are going to pay the ticket and go on about your business, you can do so in most counties on the county website, by phone with a credit card, by mail, or by Western Union. If all you do is pay the fine, you can expect points to be placed against your license. If the points exceed a specific number within a year (states vary on the number), you can expect your license to be suspended.

Traffic Court Judgments

Some infractions will automatically cause your license to be either suspended or revoked. The traffic court clerk can provide information on the particular violations in your county that will invoke this charge. In some states, this includes racing on highways, failure to stop for a school bus with flashing lights, and other serious violations.

The Internet is a great resource for almost every county in the United States. It is easy to find the criterion that applies to your locality. If you need driver improvement courses to remove points assessed by the court, you can find reputable sites at an affordable price. You can complete the course online and have a certificate of completion almost instantly.


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