Oh tickets, they can be extremely frustrating, especially when people lack
the funds to pay them. The system however, is set up so people have little
choice but to pay their tickets. If you get a speeding ticket, or a ticket
for running a red light, blowing through a stop sign, or passing a stopped
school bus with its lights flashing and you pretend like it never happened,
you’re going to face various consequences.
If you get a ticket for a
traffic offense and you don’t respond, things will go downhill fast. The fine will
increase and you will face additional penalties. How bad can it get? If
you do not pay your ticket or if you do not appear in court, the following
- Your driver’s licenses can be suspended.
- You may face a “civil assessment” up to $300.
- Your case can be referred to collections.
- You may not be allowed to renew the registration on your vehicle.
The court may issue a
warrant for your arrest.
- You can be charged with an infraction or a misdemeanor for failing to appear in court.
If you had a ticket or tickets and for some reason you were unable to pay
the fine, and you failed to show up in court to work out an agreement
with the judge, you can’t sweep the issue under the rug. This type
of situation happens to a lot of people and before they know it, their
driver’s license is suspended and things escalate to the point where
they’re afraid to go to court because they fear an imminent arrest.
If this describes you, the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. can
help. We understand your predicament and can help you dig out of it once
and for all. No matter how dire your situation may seem, there are practical
solutions, even if you’ve been experiencing financial hardship.
To learn how we can help you face this issue head-on and get your license
in good standing,
contact our Orange County criminal defense firm.
All of our initial consultations are free and we take pride in helping people avoid an arrest and get their license back.