I remember when I was younger I would just pay my traffic fines and move along. It never occurred to me that I should hire an attorney. As a result, the cost of my auto insurance sky-rocketed.
Had I known what I know now, I would have simply paid an attorney $50 to have the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation and a reduced fine. The small cost of an attorney would have paid dividends right away, as I wouldn’t have any points assessed to my license, and thus my insurance premiums wouldn’t go up. In fact, my rates likely would have gone down due to a “clean” driving record.
Talk to your insurance agent about how much a traffic violation might effect the cost of your auto insurance. You’ll be shocked. Better yet, save yourself the time and just give me a call (314-270-2273).