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How to Check for Warrants

by Kat Saks on

You don’t have to be a private eye or a police officer to check for warrants. Read on to learn how to perform a background check for warrants. Why Do a Warrant Check? Warrant checks aren’t just for law enforcement officers. You might have numerous reasons to search for warrants: You need to know if […]

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Wanted: The Scoop on Warrants by Kat Saks on

Whether you forgot to pay a traffic violation fine or just pulled off a bank heist, having a warrant out for your arrest is no laughing matter. An arrest warrant comes with serious consequences. Learn more about what it means to have a warrant so you can steer clear of trouble. What is a Warrant? […]

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Contesting an Out-of-State Traffic Ticket by Nadia Ibanez on

Let’s face it: Getting a traffic ticket is no fun. After all, traffic tickets often bring: Fines. Potential driving record points, depending on the state. Possible license suspension, depending on the violation or point accumulation. Increased car insurance rates. Could it get any worse? Well, maybe, because getting a traffic ticket becomes even less fun […]

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Traffic Ticket Myths: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction? by Kat Saks on

When it comes to speeding tickets and other traffic violations, long-accepted “facts” are often myths, and things we think can’t possibly be true actually are. What if your ticketing officer doesn’t show up to court? How valid is the “faulty radar” defense? If there aren’t any signatures on the ticket, does it still count? Knowing […]

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Using Witnesses When Fighting a Traffic Ticket by Kat Saks on

Mistakes happen. Even the most seasoned drivers sometimes slip up behind the wheel and get stuck with speeding tickets or other traffic tickets. If you receive a speeding ticket or other traffic citation, you might choose to admit guilt and pay the price, or you might decide to contest a traffic ticket instead. If you […]

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The Pros and Cons of Fighting a Traffic Ticket by Melissa Crumish on

Whether you get a traffic violation because you forgot to use your turn signal or a speeding ticket because you were driving too fast on a two-lane road, it’s common to freak out when you receive a traffic ticket. After all, traffic tickets bring annoying, expensive, and sometimes even serious penalties like: Fines and other […]

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What’s Covered in a Defensive Driving Course? by Melissa Crumish on

A defensive driving course, or what some call traffic school, benefits all drivers, regardless of age or driving ability. A typical class, which includes online defensive driving programs, covers: Traffic crash statistics, including times when most crashes occur and age groups with the highest accident rates. The dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol […]

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