What are the risks of driving with tickets in California?
According to the California Judicial Branch’s annual report, there were approximately 12.4 million driver’s licenses and identification cards in California as of 2020. In the fiscal year of 2019-2020, there were 4.9 million traffic infractions issued. That’s approximately 0.4 traffic infractions per person in California.
So what should you do if you’re one of these people who receive a traffic ticket?
The first step would be to contact a lawyer or attorney who can help you resolve your legal issues.
At Drivers Legal Defense, we have a 85%* ticket dismissal rate.
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The risks of driving with active offenses
Unfortunately not all drivers properly understand the implications and risks of driving with tickets in California. Doing so can pose a number of risks and consequences, including:
- Additional fines and penalties: If you continue to drive with unpaid tickets, you may face additional fines and penalties. In California, unpaid tickets can result in a variety of consequences, such as increased fines, vehicle registration suspension, or even the suspension of your driver’s license.
- Points on your driving record: Traffic tickets in California result in points being added to your driving record. If you accumulate too many points within a certain period of time, your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked.
- Increased insurance rates: Having tickets on your driving record can lead to an increase in your insurance rates. Insurance companies view drivers with tickets as higher risk, which means they may charge you more for coverage.
- Possible arrest or imprisonment: If you have outstanding warrants for unpaid tickets, you could be arrested and face imprisonment. It is important to take care of your tickets promptly to avoid these more severe consequences.
- Impact on employment: Having a poor driving record with multiple tickets can also impact your employment opportunities. Some employers, particularly those that require driving, may view a poor driving record as a red flag and may be less likely to hire you.
Overall, driving with tickets in California can have serious consequences and risks. It is important to take care of your tickets promptly and follow all traffic laws to avoid accumulating additional tickets and points on your driving record.
If you find yourself in the position where you’ve been given a driving related infraction – don’t ignore it! Unfortunately it won’t get better with time, you’ll find yourself wishing you put the wheels in motion and made moves towards resolving it with a professional team behind you.
Here at Drivers Legal Defense, we offer an expedited service for drivers who need their tickets resolved ASAP.
Our team work around the clock to ensure our clients, both commercial and residential, have their traffic related offenses dealt with in a timely manner.