Shreveport Speeding Ticket
If you decide to just pay a speeding or traffic ticket in Shreveport, you are pleading guilty. This means you will face the consequences of such conviction. When you are initially pulled over these tickets may seem like just a nuisance, but there are long-term consequences to being convicted of the charges or “just paying” a speeding or traffic ticket in Shreveport. Those consequences can be very serious and extremely costly.
The consequences include:
• Getting a fine and possibly court costs.
• Being put on Probation
• Having points added to your driving record
• Possibly having your license suspended or revoked.
• The ticket will show on your driving record for THREE YEARS
• Car insurance premiums will increased and/or you will be denied insurance.
• Tickets show up on background checks done by prospective employers and can even be used as evidence against you if you are sued as a result of an automobile collision.
If you have gotten a ticket and are in danger of experiencing these hardships, don’t worry. Babcock Partners can help you avoid these expensive results. The facts of each case varies, so please contact us so we can evaluate the circumstances of your particular case.
I can just pay my Shreveport speeding ticket by mail!
On the backs of most tickets, you will find something known as the “window fine.” There you will find instructions stating you can pay this fine via US mail. What they don’t tell you is the effect of paying a ticket. If you mail in the “window fine”, you will be found guilty. In many cases, that conviction will appear on your driving record.
You may also see an increase in your insurance rates. You should contact an experienced traffic ticket lawyer to discuss your rights. Babcock Partners will do their best to help you to minimize or dismiss your speeding ticket.
I’m from out of state, so my home state will never find out about the ticket I got in Shreveport!
NOT TRUE. The Louisiana Department of Safety reports all convictions for traffic citations, including all speeding tickets, to your home state. Your local Department of Safety or equivalent agency can tell you the consequences of getting a ticket in Louisiana. Each state has its own penalties. In some states, your driver’s license could be suspended if you are convicted exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 20 MPH.
How long will that speeding ticket stay on my record and who gets to see my permanent record?
The DMV and all law enforcement agencies have immediate access to your driving record. Additionally, employers, attorneys and even insurance companies may be granted access. Unless expunged by court order, offenses stay on your permanent record. However, your insurance company may only be concerned with offenses during the last several years when setting your premium.
Will my insurance rates go up if I get a speeding ticket?
Your insurance premiums could increase between 25% to 400% after a traffic conviction. Many people just pay the ticket when a knowledgeable attorney could save their driving record and keep their insurance rates from increasing. Traffic violations will follow you for years and can cause increased penalties for any future violations.
Let the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Babcock Partners help you with your Speeding ticket. You will be so glad you did.