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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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How to Reinstate a Suspended License

by Melissa Crumish on

License Suspension Notice from the DMV Your state’s DMV determines your reinstatement plan based on the license suspension. For example, a license suspension for excessive points might have different reinstatement requirements than a license suspended for driving under the influence (DUI) or failing to maintain car insurance. The DMV will mail you a suspended license […]

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Top 6 Reasons for License Suspension by Alicia Sparks on

Each state has a list of reasons for eventual or immediate driver’s license suspension, but we’ve collected six of the most common reasons a driver ends up with a suspended license. 1. Point Accumulation Most states have a point system that assigns points to both minor and major traffic offenses. Once a driver reaches a […]

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Why Officers Cop an Attitude by Jen Lamboy on

The recent traffic stop ambush that resulted in the fatal shooting of Virginia Tech police officer Dereik Crouse has many saddened, baffled and shocked. But one former Maryland cop admits he’s more than disappointed. He’s downright fired up. “There is no such thing as a ‘routine’ traffic stop. If it were ‘routine,’ a police officer would not […]

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Traffic Stop Dos and Don’ts by Jen Lamboy on

Few things feel as instantly upsetting as getting caught. For most, this surge of emotions dates back to elementary school, when your teacher busted you for snapping your desk buddy with a #2 pencil or squirting glue onto the chair of a whiny classmate who’d left her seat to complain about the mean songs you […]

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Why Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney by Jen Lamboy on

Traffic tickets can impact drivers in numerous ways for multiple years. We’re talking steep fines, car insurance rate hikes and more. It’s no wonder seeing flashing lights in the rearview mirror brings some motorists to tears. But getting pulled over doesn’t always have to sting so painfully—especially if you hire a traffic ticket attorney. Keep […]

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How to Avoid a Vehicle Search by Jen Lamboy on

Plain and simple, you have the right to refuse consent to a vehicle search. Yet, in the heat of a traffic stop, many drivers with something to hide worsen matters by allowing the cop to snoop inside their cars. Perhaps they think being cooperative will carry more weight and put them in better standing with […]

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