Advice on how to handle yourself when pulled over for a traffic ticket
Do's and Dont's when you get pulled over for a traffic ticket
Do not admit to the violation.Do not admit to anything. Be polite. Do not tell the officer, "I was only going 5 MPH over the limit," "I set my cruise control at 64," or "I am in a hurry to get home." Remember the questions the officer asks are meant to get statements from you that will help the officers case. You do not have to incriminate yourself. It is ok to say, "I think I was going the limit."
Be polite.Being rude or difficult is not going to help so be polite.
Mail your ticket back to the court within 15 daysIf you do not mail your ticket back to the court within 15 days from the date of being pulled over, you will lose your right to contest that ticket. Except in rare circumstances, nothing can be done and you will have to bite the bullet. So check the box on the bottom of the ticket, "Request a contested hearing," and mail the ticket back to the court at the address provided. You can change your mind later.
What happens if you just pay the ticketNever just send in a payment to the Court and admit the violation. Tickets will lead to increase in your insurance premiums for the next 3 to 5 years and could lead to a license suspension.