When receiving a fine for Gloucester traffic offenses, you may automatically pay it without a second thought. However, you may end up paying thousands of extra dollars in raised insurance for several years due to that one ticket. A traffic ticket lawyer may be able to help you avoid conviction or reduce your fines, saving you money in the long run.
Bill Johnson is an experienced attorney helping clients in Gloucester County, York County, and the entire Middle Peninsula. Bill has fought traffic tickets and increased insurance rates for over thirty years. He investigates all the factors in your case to help you achieve the best outcome possible.
Consequences of Gloucester Traffic Offenses
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense, as is reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. These are criminal convictions, with penalties that can include jail time and fines up to $2,500.
Any traffic infraction or misdemeanor results in automatic notification to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV then assigns 3, 4, or 6 demerit points to your record. If you accumulate a high number of points (18 in one year or 24 in two years) you lose your driving privilege for 90 days and must complete a driver improvement course.
Pre-Paying a Speeding Ticket
When you pre-pay a fine for Gloucester traffic offences, you don’t have to go to court. However, when you pre-pay, you have no chance of having the charge reduced or dismissed.
If you don’t go to court, you have no chance of having the charge reduced or dismissed. If you decide to pre-pay the fine, the court still makes you pay court costs on top of the fine. This happens even though you didn’t go to court. By paying the ticket ahead of time, you end up paying more money. For information specific to speeding, see Gloucester speeding ticket.
Contact Bill for the BEST Representation
Without a lawyer like Bill, a gloucester speeding ticket and all traffic offenses can have a negative impact on your driving record and your expenses. Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with Bill Johnson.