The Costly Mistake of Ignoring a Speeding Ticket: What You Should Do Instead

It’s happened to the best of us; an unexpected speeding ticket while on the road. Most of us choose to pay the fine and move on; however, there are some who choose to ignore the ticket. Even if you think you can escape your responsibility without consequence, this is unfortunate misconception. In fact, ignoring a speeding ticket can lead to significant problems down the line.

One of the most common and often overlooked consequences of disregarding a speeding ticket is the possibility of having your license suspended. In general, the more you ignore a speeding ticket, the greater the chances are your license will be suspended. This is especially true if it is issued in a state or municipality with an administrative suspension system.

Another consequence for those who choose to ignore a speeding ticket is the potential for increasing fines. For example, if the moving violation occurred in Florida, the failure to pay can result in an additional $60-250 depending on the city or county regulations of origin. Furthermore, failure to appear in court could lead to citation of contempt of court, warrant, and even jail.

Admittedly, these consequences can be imposing – not only from a financial perspective, but also from the perspective of potentially having your license suspended. And if ignored for a long enough period of time, your ability to properly challenge a ticket may be hampered if records and evidence have otherwise been lost due to a statute of limitation. 

If any of the above have you concerned, seek assistance from a Miami traffic ticket lawyer. A good traffic attorney for Miami can help jumpstart your defense and ensure that your rights are respected and protected, while also assisting you in either arranging a plea or challenged the disputed ticket.

In conclusion, ignoring a speeding ticket may seem tempting, but the consequences can be financially and legally costly. It is best you instead face your responsibility and seek appropriate legal counsel from a Miami traffic ticket lawyer. At the end of the day, it may be your best option for avoiding penalties, hefty fines, license suspension, and potentially jail time.

At Hochman & Goldin, P.A., our experienced Miami traffic attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in defending clients who have been issued traffic tickets. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and learn how Hochman & Goldin, P.A. can help you fight your traffic ticket.

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