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    Louisiana Traffic Tickets

    Once you're issued a traffic ticket in Louisiana, the infraction will be recorded on your driving record in the form of accumulated points. If you accumulate too many points over a certain period of time, your driver's license could be suspended or even revoked.

    When you get a traffic ticket, you can choose to plead guilty by paying the fine, or appear in court to contest the charge. Some violations may require that you appear in court AND pay the fine.

    Traffic tickets and the points associated with them can also increase your car insurance rates. Your insurance carrier reviews your driving record, usually each year, and determines your risk. If you're deemed a higher risk driver, your insurance rates are likely to increase.

    Louisiana Traffic Tickets

    When issued a Louisiana traffic ticket, you'll find all of the information you need on the ticket itself, such as:

    • The violation name or type.
    • The associated fine.
    • The deadline to pay the fine.
    • Your court date (if you choose to go to court).
    • The court handling your case.

    While most traffic tickets can be paid and you can avoid a court appearance, you may be required to appear for certain violations.

    Pay Your Louisiana Traffic Ticket Online

    Many county courts within the State of Louisiana will allow you to pay your traffic ticket instantly online. Select the court which issued your traffic ticket below and skip a trip to the traffic court.


    If the Louisiana issuing court is not listed above, follow the instructions on below.

    Moving Violations and Non-Moving Violations

    Whether intentional or accidental, there are several mistakes drivers make that often result in costly consequences―tickets and accidents. These include both moving and non-moving traffic violations.

    Moving Violations

    Moving violations include those traffic infractions that occur when a vehicle is in motion. Examples include:

    • Driving too fast or too slowly.
    • Ignoring or failing to notice road signs and changes in traffic lights.
    • Not using your turn signals or failing to notice another driver's turn signals.
    • Driving too close to other vehicles.
    • Failing to correctly pass or attempting to prevent another driver from passing you.

    Non-Moving Violations

    Non-moving violations include traffic infractions that occur when a vehicle is not in motion. Examples include:

    • Parking in front of a fire hydrant.
    • Parking in a no-parking zone.
    • Parking in front of an expired meter.

    If you've been issued a traffic ticket, remember to pay your ticket promptly to avoid possible suspension of your driving privileges, a bench warrant, or additional fines and fees.

    Defensive Driving in LA

    Traffic violations lead to tickets and accidents, which in turn lead to more expensive insurance and other hassles, like a driver's license suspension.

    These unsafe driving practices can be avoided by learning to drive defensively.

    Follow these tips to get into the habit of driving defensively:

    • Leave impatience and arrogance outside of your vehicle.
    • Stay focused while driving. Laziness and inattention could cause you to forget certain safety precautions.
    • Pay attention to the elements. High winds, rain, flooding, fog, and smoke can not only obstruct your vision, but they can also affect the operation and performance of your vehicle.
    • Pay attention to road conditions, especially when any of the above weather conditions are present. Also, keep your eye out for obstructions in your path.
    • Take care of your vehicle. Regular maintenance to tires, lubrications, brakes, defrosters, windshield wipers, and lights could prevent both traffic violations and accidents.
    • Refrain from driving while you are fatigued, emotional, or overly excited.
    • Take notice of all your surroundings, including other vehicles and drivers, the area in which you're driving, and traffic situations.