So you forgot to pay a ticket. It happens. Often people tell themselves they’ll get to it later, lose the paperwork, or just plain forget. After all, we are only human. What people may not know is that when you don’t respond to a ticket, Pennsylvania Courts will find you guilty and impose a fine. What’s even worse, when you have outstanding tickets, PennDOT will suspend your license. We have all done something that could get us a traffic ticket at some point in our lives. Whether you were ticketed or not, you have probably sped at one time, or at least jaywalked. These types of traffic tickets and fines are often seen as a burden more than anything else, making them even more tempting to ignore them rather than to fight the ticket.
Don’t let a traffic ticket cost you big time. Make sure you know exactly what your options are before simply paying the fine in order for you to choose the best option. Even if you cannot afford the ticket, your attorney can help you set up a payment plan to help you pay for the ticket in a fashion that accommodates your financial means.
Unpaid Traffic Tickets Could Lead to an Indefinite License Suspension
When a traffic ticket goes unpaid, courts will notify the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which will issue a license suspension. You will get a notice in the mail saying that your license is indefinitely suspended. This can lead to negative results. For instance, being found driving on a Suspended License, which carries even more suspension time.
It’s important you handle your outstanding tickets promptly. Some courts, such as Philadelphia, require you to appear before a judge to resolve Old Unpaid Tickets. This can get intimidating.
A Payment Plan Can Be an Affordable Solution
If you’re faced with unpaid traffic citations in Pennsylvania, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you clear up your license by coming to court with you and placing you on a payment plan. With a payment plan, you can immediately clear your license suspension, and pay off your balance over time. With our knowledge and experience, we can make help you get back on track in a way that won’t break your budget. We have decades of experience handling these matters, and stand ready to assist you today.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.