So, you’ve received a traffic ticket for speeding. Perhaps this is your first, or maybe even your second or third citation in the last year. So you have a choice: pay this ticket out or call Ticket Busters. The courts have made paying the fine very convenient with online payments, so you can do that, and it’s very quick and it’s done. However, read on to find out why Ticket Busters is a better solution to your traffic ticket problems.
Paying a Traffic Ticket Online
When you pay out a traffic ticket, you are avoiding a day in court, a possible warrant if you forget to pay it, and you can go on with life. However, it’s not really that easy. When you pay out the ticket, it’s the same as pleading guilty or no contest to the charges on the ticket. You will be found guilty by the court and this conviction will appear on your permanent driving record.
Plus, each conviction you get carries points against your driving record with the DMV. The Nevada DMV uses a point system to get habitual traffic law violators off the road. The system is pretty easy to understand: each moving violation has a point value assigned. When you are found guilty, the court sends a notice to the DMV who then updates your record with each violation. If you exceed 12 points in a 12-month period, your driver’s license will be suspended for six months.
If you have three to 11 points, you can get points removed from this system by attending a DMV-approved driving school. Successful completion of the driving school course will remove 3 points from this system, but the conviction continues to show on your record. The DMV will send you a notice in the mail once you’ve accumulated 3 points on your record.
In addition, your car insurance company is constantly updating their underwriting scores on each of their policyholders. As the conviction shows on the DMV’s database, the insurance company is evaluating how much they can increase your premium, and/or whether they want to insure you at all. This can get pretty costly as your monthly premiums climb due to speeding tickets or other traffic violations.
If you want to drive without insurance, you can try that. However, chances are the DMV will figure that out quickly and you’ll get a bill from them in the mail. The charges are determined by how many months you’ve driven without insurance and it’s calculated on a sliding scale.
Up to 30 days without insurance costs $251 for the first offense within five years, quickly moves up to $501 from 31-90 days. If you go past 90 days, it will cost you $751 and require you to obtain an SR-22 policy from an insurance company. So this can get pretty costly, pretty quickly. However, there is a better way.
Call Ticket Busters
Ticket Busters works by avoiding much of the foregoing and negotiating your ticket with the appropriate court. We have established relationships with most traffic courts in Clark County, Nevada. In most cases, we can reduce the charges from a moving violation to a non-moving violation, such as a parking ticket, and get the fine… yes, the one you wanted to pay full price for online… reduced.
So instead of a moving violation conviction appearing on your driving record, you’ll have a conviction for a parking violation.
A non-moving violation has no effect on the DMV point system. You will accumulate no points for a parking conviction.
Your insurance company only considers moving violations in their underwriting process, so your premium will not increase after we negotiate your ticket with the court. No increase in premium, no cancellation notice from your insurance company, no need to attend traffic school.
So, the choice is yours. Pay a full-price fine and handle all the other issues that come with a conviction for a moving violation or, call Ticket Busters. Yes, we do charge a small fee, but in most cases, you’ll save much more than that fee with the other benefits that come from negotiating your moving violation to a non-moving violation. We’ve helped thousands do just that.
Ticket Busters Can Negotiate your Ticket
Avoid entanglements with the courts, the DMV, and your insurance company. If you’ve received a ticket, give us a call today at (702) 666-6666.