Millions of people receive traffic citations each year, but few realize the potentially devastating consequences of a conviction.
Simply pleading guilty to a traffic citation, paying a fine, or attending traffic school may seem like an easy answer, but you need to consider the following implications:
- ANY conviction for a moving violation can raise your insurance rates.
- Multiple convictions for traffic violations may result in a suspended license or revocation. In Nevada, if you are convicted of driving with a suspended license, you may be prohibited from obtaining another license for a full year.
- If you were involved in an accident, received a citation, and are being sued civilly, the conviction may be used in the civil lawsuit to show that you were negligent.
- If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you could lose your license and the ability to earn a living.
- You will have to take at least one full day off work to appear in court to resolve the ticket.
Moving violation convictions, such as speeding tickets, usually result in fines, court admin fees, higher insurance rates, and traffic school.
They may also result in a suspension or revocation of you driver’s license. If your Nevada license is suspended, you will not be able to obtain a license in any other State until the Nevada suspension is completed.