Traffic Tickets Overview

In (primarily US) law, a ticket is a notification that one has committed a minor legal infraction, for which a fine must be paid, and/or an appearance in court must be made. Typically this means a parking ticket for parking in an unlawful manner or allowing a parking meter to expire, or a ticket for a moving violation such as speeding.

A ticket trap is where police deliberately set up in a place where motorists are likely to break the law, even if just on a technicality. This may include places where the speed limit is set too low (called a speed trap), or where there is an intersection with an awkward or confusing design.

Often, this is used to earn extra money for a municipality, such as a poor rural town or county. This is also often illegal under the laws of the state, province, or other jurisdiction the municipality is under.

Fight your Speeding Ticket, Traffic Ticket in Court:

"Traffic Ticket & Speeding Ticket Legal Defense Strategies" how-to guide is your ticket to understanding how the system works and to get your speeding ticket, traffic ticket or other traffic citation dismissed.

Just because you received a traffic ticket does not mean you're automatically guilty. Did you know that over half of all traffic tickets contested either result in a reduced fine, found not guilty or the case is dismissed? The odds are in your favor if you fight.