Yesterday I was pulled over for the following violations. Traffic Operating left of center lane & Traffic Improper stop/stop sign stop line. The Police officer let me off with a warning, but I did receive two tickets one for no insurance and another for operating the vehicle by permittee w/another person in vehicle. which mean I have my instructions permit. The Officer said that since I am on my permit he wont take of any points from my drivers license because he let me of with the warning but I still have this ticket to pay. I do not have to appear in court according to my tickets and the Officer but a court date is provided in case I do want to go to court for this situation. I have to pay these tickets to the clerk office in the court house but am I able to go there and pay for them? would that be bad on my part or can i get into trouble for going there and paying for my tickets?
You won't even get in trouble if you go to court and plead not guilty, much less appearing to pay off the tickets. If you have insurance, but didn't have proof of it at the time of the stop, then showing proof of it will get the insurance ticket dismissed.
I'm a little unclear about what the license violation is that you're discussing, do you mean that you were driving on a learner's permit with a minor passenger? While the prosecutor might not be inclined to offer much in the way of a reduction of the charges as the officer gave you a break already, they may be willing to reduce the costs slightly or even toss the ticket if you're able to get your standard license soon.
I agree with Attorney House, but I would add that if you are still living with your parents or driving a vehicle owned by them, you need to talk to them about this as well. Better they hear it from you. Good luck.
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