What is a civil infraction?
A civil infraction, also known as a civil violation or non-criminal offense, is a type of legal violation that typically does not result in criminal charges. It is a minor offense that is punishable by a fine, community service, or other civil penalties, rather than incarceration. Civil infractions are usually governed by civil law or administrative regulations, and they do not carry the same consequences as criminal offenses.

Common examples of civil infractions include traffic violations (e.g., speeding, running a red light), parking violations, littering, and some minor environmental violations. In most cases, individuals who receive civil infractions are issued a citation or ticket and are required to pay a fine or comply with the specified penalties to resolve the matter. Failure to address the civil infraction may result in further penalties or consequences, such as the suspension of driving privileges or the accrual of additional fines.

Is it worth fighting a traffic ticket?

Absolutely! We like to win and we want to avoid you getting any points on your license. If you believe you were wrongly cited or have strong evidence to support your innocence, it would definitely be worth contesting the ticket. Additionally, fighting the ticket could result in a reduced fine, no points on your record, or even a dismissal of the charges.

How can a traffic ticket impact my driving record and insurance rates?
A traffic ticket can have various effects on your driving record and insurance rates. In many jurisdictions, the ticket will be added to your driving record, which could lead to points or demerits depending on the severity of the violation. Accumulating too many points may result in license suspension or increased insurance premiums. Some insurance companies may raise your rates if they consider you a higher-risk driver due to the ticket.