Protect Your Driving Record
Don’t just pay your traffic tickets. Doing so may result in higher insurance rates, points on your driving record, and in some cases, even the suspension of your license.
Additionally, paying some violations may result in hidden consequences that you may be unaware of. These consequences may result in your paying of yearly surcharges, in addition to fines and court costs. You must pay these additional surcharges sometimes for years, just to keep your license. A perfect example is that, if you “just pay the fine” on Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility (No Insurance Violation), doing so will also cost you about $260 per year for three years. This is in addition to the fine and court costs paid at the courthouse.
Don’t try to deal with the system on your own. The State is represented by an attorney, you should be represented as well.