Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Point System For Traffic Tickets

Getting numerous Las Vegas Traffic Tickets can cause you to lose you license and your insurance to increase. You need to know how to deal with the Las Vegas NV Traffic Court bureaucracy.

In Nevada you are assessed points when you get traffic tickets. For example, when you speed 1-10 over you have one point on your driving records. But, if you are convicted of reckless driving you will get eight points on your driving record.

The State of Nevada will notify you, via mail, when you have three points on your record. But, please know that if you get 12 points, in a year, your license will be automatically suspended for six months. Also, your insurance rates will likely rise substantially or the insurer may even cancel your policy.

So, What do you do?

1. Try to fight the ticket yourself. Not recommended. You will need proof that you did not speed or run that stop sign. Just saying "You did not do it?" will not work. Nine times out of 10 a judge will take the word of the police officer over your word. However, if you lose you will most likely be assessed the full fine and be given points.

2. Hire a lawyer. This may work if you have a good defense. But, lawyers will charge you upwards of $200+ hour. If you do win you will end up paying more in defense that the ticket would have originally cost.

3. Do traffic school. This is a viable option. But, you will have to spend 5+ hours in a class and if you miss it you will still get the points on your record.

4. Hire a lawyer to fix your ticket. This is the best option as a lawyer can likely get you a better deal that you would yourself. A good traffic attorney knows the Judges an/or District Attorneys and can get your fine reduced and no points. Also, you do not have to go to court. So, you will not have to take time out of work.

The information you obtain at this article is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own particular situation.

The Author, Jon Martin, Esq. is an experienced traffic attorney who has fixed hundreds of Las Vegas Traffic Tickets. Don't go alone to the Las Vegas NV Traffic Court. Please visit http://www.TheSincityLawyer.com for information on how I can fix your ticket and in most cases I will get you no points and a reduced fine.

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