On average every driver commits at least one traffic violation every day. Most days those moments slip away barely noticed. Other days, however, you end up with a traffic ticket to show for it. Make sure you know your rights in relation to that ticket and what to do about it whether or not you think you deserved it.
Fighting a Traffic Ticket
- Scope out your ticket to know exactly your fine is based on your state.
- How to access your DMV records.
- Know the difference between absolute and presumed speed limits and how they are enforced.
- Understand your defenses if you received the ticket in a presumed speed limit state.
- Know what defenses are available in an absolute speed limit state.
- Work out a strategy for defending a speeding ticket.
Driving Under the Influence
- What it means to drive under the influence.
- Get answers to frequently asked questions about driving under the influence.
- Understand your rights during sobriety tests and traffic stops to be prepared if it happens.
- Defenses to driving under the influence.
What to Do if the Police Want to Search Your Vehicle
- Understand the purpose of traffic stops and roadblocks and the authority of the officers on scene.
- Officers can engage in a plain view search of your car.
- Officers can use dogs trained to sniff out illegal substances.
Consequences of Traffic Tickets
- You should know of the consequences of a ticket if it stands.
- Understand how point systems work on your driver's license.
- If you can, go to traffic school (if it's available) to keep from getting points on your record.
- You could end up with limited driving privileges.
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license will only cause more trouble.
- Understand the nature of reckless driving and the nasty consequences it can have.
- Your name could end up on the National Driver Registry.