Asked about 3 years ago - Austin, TXFlag
i got a icket for no seat belt and iam wondering do i need an attorney or just take the class and what do i contest
No. This kind of traffic ticket is a Class C misdemeanor. You cannot be put in jail unless you agree to pay a fine and then fail to pay it. Some people hire an attorney for the convenience and the peace of mind that comes with having a trained professional handle the problem for you. An attorney can appear on your behalf (so you won't have to go to court yourself) and negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor. If you do this yourself you need to make sure that you bargain for deferred adjudication. Good luck.
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