Many people who receive traffic tickets just pay them in order to get it over with. Unfortunately, traffic tickets can add up after time, resulting in increased insurance costs. If you get enough tickets, your license could even be suspended. And, if you ignore your ticket, it could result in a bench warrant for your arrest.
Louisiana Traffic Tickets
Moving violations, or infractions that occur while a vehicle is in motion, are taken seriously. If you receive a citation for speeding, running red lights or stop signs, making illegal turns or failing to use turn signals, you will be fined. While Louisiana doesn’t participate in a points-based driving system, your license could be suspended after you are ticketed for a number of moving violations.
Unpaid tickets can make your life even more difficult. If your ticket isn’t paid after a certain amount of time, the court can issue an arrest warrant. This means that if you are pulled over for any reason in the future, and the officer discovers a warrant under your name, you can be placed under arrest and taken to jail.
Fighting Your Traffic Ticket
The good news about fighting a traffic ticket is that an attorney can go to court on your behalf—you don’t even have to miss work or school to deal with your citation. This applies to even out-of-state residents who received a traffic ticket while visiting Louisiana.
Lafayette attorney J. Bradley Cockrell has helped a number of clients successfully fight their pending traffic tickets. Don’t let a citation have a negative effect on your insurance premiums and ability to drive; complete our online form now to schedule a free case evaluation.