Do U.S. Traffic Tickets Ever Expire?

OldTrafficTicketU.S. traffic tickets will expire after one year from the date of violation. Most people probably don’t even think about whether a traffic ticket expires or not.  It’s simply because it is clearly stated on the traffic ticket what is needed and within what time period it needs to be done by.  Once, you have past the time frame stated on the traffic ticket, you will want to contact an expert Traffic Ticket Attorney to assist you further.

For an individual who was issued traffic ticket, may really want to find out what happens if they fail to respond to the timeline stated on the ticket by contacting the city or county where the ticket was issued or logging on to issuing Court’s website for further details.  If you fail to respond to the ticket, it may end up costing you a lot more money and a possible license suspension. There very well can be failure to appear charges, penalties, fines and interest added on top of the original citation amount.

We automatically assume that in order  to get rid of your traffic ticket, you must either pay it off completely, or go to court and ask the judge for additional time to pay off the ticket with the hopes of being able to qualify for traffic school. At times it is a possibility that if you do appear in court, the court may drop the failure to appear charges, which can save you a substantial amount of money.  Before you do this, you ought to consult with one of our Traffic Ticket Attorneys to assist you further.

If your traffic ticket remains unpaid or not taken care of for quite some time, you may soon find out your license was suspended because of it.  Your driver’s license will continue to be suspended until the unpaid traffic ticket is paid in full.  The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will not remove a driver’s license suspension until all outstanding tickets are paid in full.  More than likely, once the traffic ticket is paid in full, in order to get the suspension removed, you will probably have to pay a fee to do so.  Because each and every state may do things differently, you want to consult with a skilled Traffic Ticket Attorney as soon as possible.

If you don’t think you will ever get pulled over by a law enforcement officer, you may want to think again because it is possible.  And if you happen to get pulled over while driving on a suspended license, the officer will see your driver’s license suspended and will see any and all outstanding tickets. The officer may very well choose whether or not he arrests you or impounds your vehicle. Take in to consideration that if your vehicle does get impounded, they will ONLY release the vehicle to the registered owner and he/she MUST have a valid driver’s license.

Now, you know the importance of making sure you take care of your traffic ticket in a timely manner to avoid your driver’s license being suspended.  Protect your rights and your driving record, and don’t ignore a traffic violation.  Our competent traffic attorneys will be able to assist you throughout the entire process and will go over all of your options.  Let one of our knowledgeable and successful Traffic Attorneys at assist you today!  We will take the stress of your traffic ticket, and help save more of your money, time, and energy.