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Barry D. Kowitt is one of the founding partners at Unger & Kowitt, where they have helped over 500,000 people fight back. 

In this blog, he shares with you his views on the traffic ticket system, as well as providing traffic ticket solutions that really work, no gimmicks. Hint: saying "my car doesn't go that fast" isn't going to cut it.

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What To Do With An Out Of State Speeding Ticket

 

out of state speeding ticketSeeing as the 4th of July is right around the corner, and people will be taking summer driving trips in record numbers this year, I thought it was a perfect time to discuss the topic of what to do with an out of state speeding ticket.

We've written extensively on what to do with a traffic ticket from another state, and even put together a FREE eBook for people who got a traffic ticket while visiting Florida from another state.  But I wanted to write for those people who are going to be traveling this summer and may get a speeding ticket after they cross state lines.

It's important to know that there is something called the Driver License Compact, which basically is a collection of states (there's only a few states that do not participate) that have agreed to share information between each other as it relates to traffic tickets, including speeding tickets.

In a nutshell, what it says is that the states that form the compact will agree to share information between each other; and if you get a ticket in one of the states, it will be treated as if it were received in your home state, as long as the violation exists in your home state. 

So if you happen to get a ticket in another state for something wacky like driving a black car on Sunday (supposedly illegal in Denver . . . look it up) and your state doesn't have that law, then the violation won't transfer. 

However, if you get a speeding ticket, and every state has a speeding ticket statute, then you will have to deal with it.  And dealing with it should not mean paying it.  The points will transfer to your home state and your insurance will probably increase.

My advice?  Look into fighting it.  It's simple enough to do. Get on the internet and find a local traffic attorney who will give you a realistic opinion of your case and the expected outcome and fee.  It must be fought in the place the ticket was given.  So if you don't want to drive back to defend yourself, a traffic attorney is the perfect solution.

Whatever you do, don't let an out of state speeding ticket ruin your summer vacation.  Get out there and enjoy that road trip.

If you want to speak to a Florida Traffic Attorney, give me a call at 800-489-4125.  If you want more information, check out my out of state eBook.

 

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Related Articles:

Out of State Traffic Ticket Information

How To Avoid Points On Your Florida Driver's License From Out Of State Traffic Tickets

Have You Ever Gotten a Speeding Ticket in Another State?

 

 

 


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What I wanted to know is. Will they suspend your driver’s license for not paying the fine? IM not saying I don’t want to pay it just can’t pay it at this time. I know I had a moving violation before and it went on my record in Illinois because it was on there when I transferred my driver’s license to Kentucky. I also had a driving with no insurance at one point and posted bond of $190.00 but could not come up with the balance of $300.00. I went to court and they told me I could pay it at a later date but I did not. If I had known they put the bond toward the fine I could have paid it. After a few years I had been pulled over a few times but the police did not bring it up. Eventually my driver’s license expired because they do after five years. I went in to renew it and they told me it was under a soft suspension. That pretty much means I had to go pay the fine before I could renew it. I was waiting to receive my bond back to help pay for it and after years not receiving it I assumed it like my fine was lost in the wood work “wrong.” The fine I had before I switched to Kentucky never came up it was just on my driver’s license abstract. I know the town I missed court has had to run my DL at one point but they have never pulled me over so I assume it’s over and done with and I got away with out paying the fine of they got it because I had a bond card at the time. I just need to know can they pull my DL or put a warrant out for missing court. Thanks Thomas Gurkowski
Posted @ Saturday, February 09, 2013 3:29 PM by Thomas Gurkowski
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