What is best approach to fight a violation for not stopping fully at a stop sign? I have not had a Traffic Violation in 15 years and want to keep my license clean. Do I just pay or go to court & plead my case?
Nothing but called DMV who said this will put 3 pts on my license for 3 years. There is no defensive driving school in the state I am in (UT). Neither box was checked on my ticket & the officer detained me for 1/2 an hour. If I go to court, do I stand to incur additional fees for court costs? I cannot plead innocent, only that he could have issued a warning given my record.
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I certainly understand your concern. If you pay it, you will get points on your license. If your State does not allow for you to take driving school in order to keep the points off your license, you do need to fight this. You may want to consider retaining a Traffic Ticket defense attorney to handle the case. They can look over the face of the citation and see if they can get it dismissed. If not, they can consult with you about taking the case to trial and making the State prove the charges or working out a plea deal, that is in your best interest. The Judge will certainly look at your clean record and factor that in, if a plea is taken. If you do go to court, you would have to pay a fine for the ticket and court costs, if convicted or take a plea.
What kind of court fees am I looking at if I take this to court?
Fran, thank you for your reply. Court costs could range between $100-$150 dollars. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I would be happy to answer them. If not, please re-rate my answer so I can get credit for my help, with 3 , 4 or 5 stars/faces. Thank you.
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