Traffic Citations: Should I just pay the ticket and save the trouble?

No. You should know that if just pay a speeding or traffic ticket in Tennessee, you are pleading guilty to the offense and you will face the consequences of such conviction. While at the time you are pulled over these tickets may seem no more than just a nuisance, the long-term consequences of being convicted of the charges or "just paying" a speeding or traffic ticket in Tennessee can be very serious and extremely costly.

Some of the potential problems are:

• A fine and/or court costs.
• Probation.
• Points added to your driving record
• Suspension or revocation of your license.
• The ticket will be on your record for the next THREE YEARS
• Car insurance premiums increased and/or denial of insurance.
• They show up on background checks done by prospective employers and can even be used as evidence against you if you are sued as a result of an automobile collision.

I'm from out of state. My home state will never find out about the ticket I got while traveling through Tennessee.

False. The Tennessee Department of Safety reports all convictions for traffic citations, including speeding tickets, to your home state. Check with your local Department of Safety or equivalent agency to find out the consequences of getting a ticket in Tennessee. Each state imposes its own penalties. As a matter of fact, in some states, your driver's license could be suspended if you are convicted of excessive speeding (i.e. 20+ MPH over the posted speed limit).

Nashville Speeding Ticket Traffic Citation Lawyer

If a recent ticket has put you in danger of suffering any or all of these hardships, don't worry. Attorney Rob McKinney has the experience and skill to represent you and help you avoid these expensive results. The facts of each case varies, so contact Rob for an evaluation of the circumstances of your particular case.

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Call the Law Office of Rob McKinney at 615-686-2115 to learn how we can help you.