Tickets & Violations

Articles on topics focused on traffic tickets and violations. Look here for insights and information to help you prevent ending up with points against your driver’s license and spikes in your car insurance premiums.

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Turning Your First Traffic Ticket Into Your Last

by Melissa Crumish on

Whether your first traffic ticket is a speeding ticket or a ticket for improper passing, you don’t want to make it a common occurrence, especially when you consider the common repercussions, such as: Hefty fines. Driving record points, if applicable to your state. Possible driver’s license suspension (contingent on the severity of the violation). Increased […]

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How and Where to Handle Parking Tickets by Melissa Crumish on

Unlike speeding tickets and other traffic violations, parking tickets have no bearing on driving records, points, or car insurance rates. This does not mean, however, you can ignore a parking ticket. Just like you would with moving violations, you will face additional repercussions if you refuse to pay a parking ticket. The exact penalties for […]

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Busted! How and Where to Handle Traffic Tickets by Melissa Crumish on

After getting cited for a speeding ticket and enduring several minutes, maybe hours, of self-flagellation, you must next shift focus towards deciding on whether to pay it or fight it. Traffic Ticket Penalties Traffic tickets come with several stated and unstated penalties. Besides the traffic ticket fine, usually posted on the citation, you may also […]

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Need Legal Help? Tips on Hiring a DUI Attorney by Kathy Teel on

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious crimes, punishable by fines, jail time, license suspension or revocation, and a myriad of other life-altering consequences. Whether you’re rightly or wrongly charged with drunk driving, you need adequate representation in court – your cousin the bankruptcy lawyer won’t fit the bill. A […]

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Were You Drunk Driving? DUI and DWI Explained by Cara Hopkins on

Unfortunately, incidents of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are all too common. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident in their lifetime. Because these offenses are so common, we might assume we understand what drunk […]

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Find Out How Much DUI and DWI Convictions Really Cost by Alicia Sparks on

Think you know how expensive driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions are? That all they carry are big fines and attorney fees, right? Think again! Drunk Driving Can Drain Your Bank Account Just take a look at some of the costs associated with DUI and DWI: Fines: In addition to […]

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How (and Why) to Check Your Driver’s License Status by Nadia Ibanez on

Whether you’re a seasoned motorist or just got your driver’s license last month, mistakes – to the tune of traffic tickets and car accidents – happen. It’s okay. We’re all human. However, mistakes bring consequences, and in the driving world, consequences affect your driving privileges. Thus, it’s vital to stay on top of your license […]

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