Pay Traffic Ticket in Tennessee
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(Plead Guilty or No Contest)
- Pay the fine.
- Option to plea bargain penalties.
- Incur points on your driving record (could lead to license suspension/revocation).
- Possibly incur increase on auto insurance rates.
- Possibly have points reduced by attending a defensive driving class.
Learn more by reading below.
Paying your citation is an admission of guilt, which means:
- You are waiving your right to challenge the ticket in court.
- The Department of Safety (DOS) will assign points to your driving record.
- Depending on your driving record your TN driver's license may be suspended.
- You may see a jump in your car insurance premiums.
Pay the Ticket On Time
You must pay before the compliance date listed on the citation. Failure to act will result in a default judgement, leading the possible suspension of your Tennessee driver's license and even a bench warrant being issued for your arrest.
Pleading Guilty as a Tennessee CDL Driver
In addition to paying the fine, you must also:
- Notify your employer within 30 days of the traffic ticket conviction. This applies to all vehicles―including your home car―regardless of state.
- Notify, if applicable, your employer by the end of the next business day after you have your CDL suspended, revoked or cancelled.
Pleading Not Guilty
Bear in mind that you also have the option to challenge your ticket before a judge. A strong defense could sway the court to reduce charges or dismiss the ticket outright.
Learn what steps to take in our Fight Traffic Ticket page.
Unless a mandatory court appearance is indicated on the citation, pay the ticket fine any time before the due date.
Depending on the court, you will have all or some of the following payment options:
- By mail
- In person
Payment options will be explained on the citation―including the Web address you must use to pay the fine to the court handling your ticket.
Address questions to the court listed on your traffic ticket.
Attending a court-approved defensive driving school will dismiss the traffic ticket, meaning no fine and no points on your driving record.
To learn more about eligibility, check out our Point Reduction page.
It's always wise to check your driving record for accuracy after paying a traffic ticket. Verify points and listed violations. Alert the DOS of any errors.
Increased car insurance rates usually follow traffic ticket convictions. Counter a rate hike by shopping online for a new auto insurance provider.Other Topics in This Section