Traffic Tickets - Paying Upfront Can Cost You

Auto insurance companies determine a driver's premium based on accidents, tickets and other relevant information. While you may not have total control over an accident, it is possible to limit the number of points on your driving record. When you receive a ticket, plead responsible and simply pay the fine, your points are reported to the Secretary of State. Thereafter, when the insurance company reviews your record (as they all do periodically), your premium could then increase substantially (possibly hundreds or thousands over the three (3) or five (5) year lookback period), all because of a simple traffic/speeding ticket.

Therefore, it is important to fight traffic tickets to keep your driving record clean and save you money. Although it may seem like a simple matter, I am routinely contacted by existing and new clients to assist them with their traffic problems. I have a working relationship with the prosecutors in Jackson County and the township attorneys. I can represent you and negotiate with the attorneys to limit your exposure to potentially hundreds or thousands in increased insurance rates over the course of a few years.

Curtis & Curtis, P.C. is a full service law firm located in Jackson, Michigan providing superior legal services and advice to individuals, families and businesses throughout mid-Michigan since 1901.

This publication is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute formal legal or other professional advice. No attorney-client relationship is created with you when you read this information. The above information may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date, and may not reflect the most current legal developments. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Curtis & Curtis, P.C.

Categories: Traffic Offenses