What to Do When You Are Issued a Traffic Citation
Contest the Traffic CitationWhen you are issued a citation, either contact an attorney to handle the case for you or schedule a court hearing yourself. Do not simply waive your right to a hearing and pay for the ticket. Many times, the issuing officer will not even bother to appear at a scheduled court hearing. When the officer fails to appear, you will almost certainly win your case. Winning the case this way does not require you to have an attorney!
If the Officer Appears, Do Not Give UpEither ask the judge to reschedule the hearing in order to allow you enough time to retain an attorney (if you have not done so already) or present the best argument to the judge yourself. It is always worth the time it takes to go to court and argue your case.