I got a speeding ticket from a cop for going 42 mph on a 30 mph. I am 17 years old and have had my provisional license for 4 months. The fine is 90 dollars. I didn't tell my parents about it and i'm afraid that if I pay it that it will increase my insurance or that if I go to trial I have to go to traffic school and pay more. What should I do? Also, Is it true that your driving record/tickets/points get erased after you turn 18 (can the insurance company see it after I turn 18?)?
Call a local attorney and ask what will happen if you are found guilty.
You may even be suspended for the violation on your provisional license.
I do not think that your points get erased when you turn 18.
This is not legal advice. If order to give you legal advice i would need to see the Tickets and talk to the court first. Good luck:)
(1) Your parents will likely find out one way or another. If you pay the fine, you are essentially admitting guilt and you will be assessed points on your license, which will likely raise your auto insurance rates. If you go to court, you will either need an attorney or you will need to represent yourself (not recommended) and they may find out by running your name in the case search (unlikely, but possible). Lastly, if you pay the fine, you will be required to take a driver improvement course. However, if you are found "not guilty" you may not be required to take this couse.
(2) If you lose in court, you will have to pay the fine and court costs. However, you will need to discuss this in greater detail with an attorney because it is too much to type here.
(3) As far as I am aware, points only go away with time, I believe at a rate of 2 points per year.
You should consult with an attorney to help advise you on how to proceed, but at the end of the day the decisions are entirely yours to make.
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Licensed in MD, PA and DC. This is not legal advice. I am not your attorney until we have mutually agreed that I am your attorney. You should consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction regarding your specific circumstances.
For the holder of a provisional drivers license, any moving violation, which ends in a conviction or probation before judgment, will result in a suspension notification by the motor vehicle administration.
Therefore, the first thing that you must do is share this information with your parents.
Since paying the fine will be an admission of guilt, you will receive at least one point on your driving record, which will result in a suspension notification by the motor vehicle administration.
In a case like this, there is no downside to entering a plea of not guilty, and making the officer proved the case.
Since the collateral consequences, such as the suspension of your drivers license and increased insurance premiums, may have a substantial financial impact later on, you would be well advised to seek representation in this case.
If you have further questions regarding how an attorney may assist you in this case, please feel free to contact my office to schedule a free no obligation consultation. 410-286-1220.
You need to tell your parents. This will come back to haunt you in multiple ways if you do not. It affects them, their insurance, and their pocketbook. You are in over your head. Being secretive about this is far more of a problem that getting a speeding ticket.
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