I received a traffic citation. What should I do next?
There are several options when it is time to deal with that traffic ticket. For some tickets, one option is to pay the citation before the court date that the officer gave you. Depending on the type of ticket the officer gave you, there will be a fine associated with the citation, as well as points for your driver’s license.
Another way is to enter a plea of Nolo Contendere or No contest. A plea of Nolo works the same as a guilty plea, BUT will prevent points from going on your license.
Unfortunately if you pay the fine and enter a plea to the charge, it won’t prevent a reaction from your insurance company. And a plea of no contest does not have any affect on how the insurance company treats the “cost” for your vehicle insurance policy.
Insurance companies can raise YOUR INSURANCE RATES if you violate the rules of the road.
Hiring an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to assist you can increase your chances of avoiding, not only points on your license, but reactions from your insurance company and increases in your insurance premium.
Just because you have been charged with a traffic citation in or near Atlanta does not mean you have to accept guilt. It means you need to hire an experienced criminal defense traffic attorney to mount a proper defense for your charges.
Our law offices have a 24-hour response line (404-445-8494) and someone is available to answer your call and help.
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