You got a ticket for a motor vehicle violation. Perhaps you were driving too fast because you were late for your daughter’s piano recital, or perhaps you were following a bit too close and rear ended the vehicle in front of you. Tickets are no fun, no matter the cause, but it happens to even the safest and most vigilant of all drivers. In fact, some statistics show that up to 20% of drivers will receive a speeding ticket this year.
Now that you have your violation, what should you do next? For most drivers, the answer is to pay the required fees and to take the hit on your driving record for the next several years. However, there is another way that could be less expensive in the long run – work with an attorney.
Why an attorney?
If you are like many drivers, you may balk at the suggestion to work with an attorney for your traffic violation. However, in many situations, bringing an attorney on board can be less expensive – and less of a hassle – in the long run.
Remember, your fees for paying a ticket go beyond just the violation price. You may also have additional fees tacked on to that final price, as well as an increase in your overall insurance premium. For many drivers, just one speeding ticket can boost your monthly payment by 22%. This number only increases if your ticket was for charges more serious than driving too fast. Your insurance rates can remain at that increased rate for years, until your ticket finally is removed off your driving record.
However, if you work with an attorney, you can avoid those costs by agreeing to supervision for that ticket. In most instances, if the driver does not incur an additional ticket of any kind, the supervision will be deleted from your record as if the ticket was never issued. While you will have to pay an attorney and court fees, the overall cost can easily be less than an insurance premium increase over the next 4-7 years.
If you are looking to save your money and plan for the future, give the offices of Gandhi Selim Law a call to set up your free consultation. Our team can learn more about your specific situation and guide you through decisions that must happen next. We look forward to working with you!