Dallas Speeding Tickets and Traffic School

Nobody wants to go to traffic school as a result of being issued one or more speeding tickets.  However, some Texans who have received speeding tickets may be able to have their ticket dismissed by attending a defensive driving program at a Texas traffic school.  By completing a traffic school program that may range from four hours to eight hours or more, no points will be assessed against your driving record, and your driver’s license will remain in good standing. 

While traffic school is one way to have your speeding or other traffic ticket dismissed, you should also consider having a Dallas Traffic Ticket Attorney handle your ticket for you to avoid the assessment of points on your driver’s license.  Your attorney can do this by seeking an amendment to your ticket that is a less serious infraction, such as a non-moving violation that will not appear on your driving record, and will not result in the increase of your insurance rates.

Traffic School v. Amending Your Ticket

Deciding to go to traffic school and having your ticket amended will have the same result.  The traffic charge will be dismissed and you will not be negatively affected.  The differences between choosing traffic school over amending your ticket depend upon the time and money each option will take for you.  With either choice, you will have to pay all fines assessed against you.  For driving school, you will have to pay for the program you enroll in.  You also should consider the cost to travel to the driving school, and the time you will need to devote to driving school.  If you work full time, it is difficult to devote an entire day to traffic school. 

If you choose to amend your ticket with the help of an attorney, you will be responsible for the cost the court requires for the amendment.  This is often double the cost of the original fine.  Further, you will be responsible for reasonable attorney’s fees.  If you compare both options, the cost for deciding to go to traffic school may be more than the cost for having your ticket amended.  By having an attorney amend your ticket for you, you will not need to spend the time to travel anywhere.  Your attorney will go to court on your behalf to take care of your ticket.  You will not need to spend the time or money traveling to your attorney’s office, because amending a traffic ticket does not require anything more than your basic information and the traffic ticket information, which provides your case number and the court date.

To better understand what option may be best for you, it is a good idea to consider speaking with a Dallas County Traffic Ticket Attorney as soon as possible before your scheduled court date.  If you miss your court date, a warrant may be issued for your arrest, so time is of the essence.

Contact Dallas DWI Defense Attorney Jack Pettit Today

If you have been issued a speeding or other traffic ticket, it is important that you consult with a Dallas County Traffic Ticket Attorney as soon as possible.  The ultimate goal when addressing speeding and other traffic tickets is to have the charges either dismissed or reduced to charges that will not have a negative impact on your driving record or your insurance rates.  With more than thirty years of experience, Dallas Traffic Defense Attorney Jack Pettit has helped his clients fight speeding tickets and move on with a clear record.  As a former prosecutor, Jack Pettit knows what to expect and has a good relationship with Dallas County prosecutors.  If you would like Mr. Pettit to help you fight your traffic ticket, contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation by calling (214) 521-4567.  Our office conveniently provides bilingual legal services in both English and Spanish, and we also accept major credit cards.

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