Debunking Urban Traffic Ticket Myths
Have you recently been caught for a traffic violation and were issued a ticket as a result? While the ticket is being issued most people are probably thinking to themselves I am completely aware of my current situation and what steps I need to take to avoid any mistakes. Unfortunately, there are still plenty of drivers out there who seem to believe some of these myths associated with getting a ticket. Let us help you clear up any of these so-called myths as they can end up proving to be very costly to you in the long run.
False Myth #1 – An error occurs when a ticket is being written up:
The myth here is that many people believe that if an error occurs while a ticket is being issued to you this will result in the ticket being automatically dismissed in court. Let’s clear this up. If a police officer inadvertently writes down any information in a field where he was not supposed to write anything down in the first place, then this would simply be attributed to a clerical error and therefore does not mean your ticket will be dismissed. However, this does not apply in the event the police officer writes down the wrong information regarding the car in question or about the infraction which occurred. Having a traffic lawyer on your side to review the ticket can ensure you spot the difference.
False Myth #2 – Failure to show up to court by the police officer who issued your ticket:
The myth here involves the idea that your traffic ticket can get dismissed if the officer who issued the ticket does not make a court appearance. This is an extremely common misunderstanding on the part of drivers who believe they can get out of paying a ticket so long as the office who issued the ticket is a no show in court. Drivers need to understand that even if the cop who issued the ticket does not show up to court the decision and final outcome resides in the hands of the presiding judge. Only the judge can decide if the ticket will be dropped.
False Myth #3 – Good excuses can be used to get out of tickets.
When you get pulled over for speeding the reason behind why you were speeding in the first place is completely irrelevant. You will still get a speeding ticket. As a matter of fact, coming up with some elaborate excuse only admits your guilt in the matter as technically your confessing you were speeding. This can also be used against you in court. Often it’s in your best interest to simply answer the question do you know why I pulled you over with “no”. Simply accept the ticket as this will increase the chance you have of fighting the ticket in court.
It is always important to know the difference between a myth and a fact. Being naïve or unaware between fact and myth can wind up costing you more in the long run. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to have someone with years of accumulated knowledge and experience by your side to make sure you avoid falling into the traps that these myths set out. Besides helping you to better understand your situation and your rights it also helps to know someone has your back.
With over 17 years of experience we can clear up any confusion, answer any of your questions and help you avoid any of the false myths about traffic tickets which can end up costing you much more in the long run. Before you pay hear what we have to say.