Paying a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket
Many people take the path of least resistance and just pay their traffic fines, thinking it is not worth the trouble to fight their Las Vegas traffic tickets. Before you just pay up, consider that your traffic ticket could cost you a lot more than just the fine you pay. Traffic convictions and guilty pleas can result in increases in your insurance premiums of up to 50% or more for three to five years. The points charged against your driver’s license can lead to your license being suspended or revoked.
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Las Vegas Traffic Convictions
Most traffic citations in Nevada are misdemeanors and if you just pay the fine, you are in essence pleading guilty to a misdemeanor crime. Convictions or guilty pleas on Nevada traffic tickets are reported back to your home state if your state is a member of the Driver’s License Compact (which includes 45 states and the District of Columbia). In addition, many employers look unfavorably on employees or job candidates with poor driving records. A suspended or revoked license can disqualify a person from his or her job (e.g., when a commercial driver’s license is required) or make traveling to and from work near impossible.
Also, a conviction in Nevada for driving on a suspended, canceled, or restricted license, in addition to any penalty imposed by the court, carries a separate penalty requiring the DMV to extend the period of ineligibility for a license, permit, or privilege to drive for up to an additional one year.
Las Vegas Traffic Tickets Attorney
Las Vegas traffic tickets attorney Daniel Page can help you negotiate a lower fine (or in some cases no fine) and fewer or no points on your driving record. If you opt to exercise your right to proceed to trial, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to put forth a credible defense to the charges confronting you. Know your options and make an informed decision by calling experienced traffic ticket attorney Daniel Page at 702 685 3535
Nevada DMV Demerit Points System
If you just pay your ticket and plead guilty, here is a list of some of the points that can go on your DMV record:
Reckless Driving: 8 points
Careless Driving: 6 points
Following too closely: 4 points
Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign: 4 points
Failure to yield right-of-way: 4 points
Failure to yield to a pedestrian: 4 points
Passing a school bus when signals are flashing: 4 points
Speeding 1-10 mph over the speed limit: 1 point
Speeding 11-20 mph over the speed limit: 2 points
Speeding 21-30 mph over the speed limit: 3 points
Speeding 31-40 mph over the speed limit: 4 points
Speeding 41 mph or more over posted limit: 5 points
Fighting a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket
Traffic citations are a massive revenue generator for the local police departments, courts and cities located in southern Nevada as well as Clark County and the State of Nevada.
Traffic tickets in Las Vegas are rarely issued to ensure public safety. Each year thousands of tickets are issued with the intent of separating you from your money. Don’t make it any easier on them by simply writing a check and sending it to the court. The burden of proof is on the state, regardless of your guilt or innocence. Make them prove their case. Fighting a traffic ticket in court is your right.
Let Las Vegas traffic lawyer Daniel Page can help you fight for your Las Vegas traffic ticket rights. Call today at: 702 685 3535