Speeding Ticket Information

After getting pulled over and being handed a speeding ticket most people don’t even know what to do next. Of course, if you ask the officer what you should be doing next, most likely the officer will tell you that the court will send you a letter informing you of the fine and your rights.

Speeding Ticket InformationUnfortunately, the courts are not obligated to send you a courtesy notice about the ticket. In most cases where the court does not send out a courtesy notice, people erroneously assume that they do not have to do anything. This is a very costly mistake because the court assumes that the defendant failed to appear in court by the appearance date and hits the person with a civil assessment of $300 on top of the original fine. Even if the defendant contacts the court and informs the court that a courtesy letter was never sent out, the court would most likely not dismiss the failure to appear charge.

As a result, it is best to take action as soon as the ticket is issued. Whether the person decides to fight the ticket or not it is best to move forward and not procrastinate. One of the best sources to find out speeding ticket information is from the ticket itself, that is if you can read the officer’s hand writing. The officer must indicate the location where the alleged violation was committed as well as the violation code and other details about the driver and the vehicle.