The Skinny on Las Vegas Traffic Tickets

The Skinny on Las Vegas Traffic Tickets

All Las Vegas Traffic Tickets are not created equal. As a rule of thumb, there are two types of traffic fines: major fines and minor fines. Minor Traffic Fines (or minor violations) include what is referred to as “non-moving violations” such as parking offenses as well as some non-severe moving violations such as speeding or failing to stop at a stop sign. If you have received a minor violation, you will be given a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket and have the option of 1) paying the indicated fine, 2) contesting the fine in court on your own, or 3) hiring a Traffic Attorney to reduce the ticket for you. If you decide to go with option one and pay the indicated fine, you will have officially pled “guilty” to the charge, and the violation will be added to your driving record. One of the consequences of choosing this option is that there will now be points on your license. Each specific violation is given a particular amount of points, and once you reach a certain number of points, you lose driving privileges. If you decide to go with option two and contest the charge in court, you will likely end up giving up half a day of work waiting in a Clark County court room before you may speak with a judge. (See the instructions provided on your Las Vegas Traffic Ticket for further instructions.) Just because you contest the ticket in court does NOT ensure your fine will be reduced or alleviated. Remember: if your driving record is less than perfect, a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket will not...

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