Car Accident Lawyer
Receiving a traffic ticket or a parking ticket is almost as frustrating and unexpected as getting a flat tire. Much like the flat tire, you should take care of the parking or traffic ticket as soon as possible. In the event that you forget to pay a ticket, not only will you still owe the fine, you may be arrested and face jail time, as well as having to pay additional fines for being late or at least failing to appear in court. To make matters worse, in most places, should you fail to pay traffic or parking tickets by its due date, your driver’s license will be suspended. It seems small at the moment; sometimes these tickets can be as small twenty-five dollars. Unfortunately, these seemingly unimportant and small fees can lead to a heap of issues should you not pay them.
Should you decide to pay the ticket, all the information on how to make a payment should be on the citation you received. In the event that you wish to fight your ticket, the information on who to contact or where to appear should also be on the ticket. To prepare to fight traffic tickets or parking tickets, you will need to be prepared. This means, having all records readily available; this includes but is not limited to, any documentation that proves that the ticket may be invalid, a record of the people you spoke with in regards to the ticket, and of course have the ticket on hand as well.
Laws vary from state to state and there are times where failure to pay a ticket only results in additional fines added to what you owe. Should you receive a traffic ticket or parking ticket, pay attention to its due date to avoid any additional fees.
If you have any questions or concerns it is also ok to speak with a criminal defense or traffic attorney. Most traffic attorneys offer free consultations and will advise you on what is the best step to take. Should you or someone you know have a traffic ticket that has been unpaid, or that they would like to fight a ticket they received, speak with a skilled attorney in your area, like a Dekalb County attorney, to see what legal options are available to you. In the event that an arrest has been made due to non-payment, contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible; there may be a good defense for you.
Thanks to the law office of Andrew R. Lynch for their insight into what to expect with unpaid parking tickets.