Getting a traffic ticket can affect you for years with hikes in your car insurance on top of steep fines. If you receive a traffic citation you have two options. You can pay the ticket or you can consider hiring an experienced traffic ticket lawyer who knows the court system and traffic laws to help you contest your ticket.
If you receive a speeding ticket or other traffic violation, Boston Traffic Ticket Attorney Steven J. Topazio, www.topaziolaw.com, knows that the 2 points you will receive from a speeding ticket can raise your insurance premiums 30 percent and is reason alone to fight for a dismissal.
Getting a speeding ticket is never fun and all your options stink. If you procrastinate, you will be assessed a late fee after 20 days. You cannot ignore this ticket.
If you pay the ticket on time you will avoid a late fee but will be found responsible by the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and assessed 2 points on your driver’s license. Points on your driver’s license will result in your insurance rates going up. Massachusetts is one of those states that ties insurance rates to insurance companies selling auto insurance in Massachusetts due to our state’s Safe Driver’s Insurance Plan. What this means to you is that for each point you are penalized on your driver’s license you will be subject to a mandatory insurance surcharge of 15 percent in four areas of insurance coverage (bodily injury liability, property damage liability, personal injury coverage and collision coverage). Continue reading