21st Apr 2014
Getting a traffic ticket is stressful. However, at one time or another, almost everyone has received some sort of moving violation. It can be tempting to simply pay the ticket to avoid going to court. However, this can be a serious mistake.
Many people do not realize that paying a traffic ticket is the same thing as pleading guilty. If you simply pay the fine, a conviction will go on your record and you will end up with points on your driver’s license. Insurance premiums can drastically increase as a result of points on your driver’s license. The end result is that you will end up paying more in the long run than if you hire an Atlanta traffic attorney.
Often an Atlanta traffic attorney can have the citation amended so that you will not get any points. In some cases an Atlanta traffic attorney can get the citation completely dismissed. Further, in many traffic courts, you can have an attorney appear on your behalf, so you do not need to attend or take a day off of work.
Given the significant long-term cost of simply paying your traffic ticket, it is recommended that you contact an Atlanta traffic attorney to discuss your options.