We haven’t met a single person yet who likes getting a traffic ticket. And although paying the hefty penalties for the citation sure doesn’t add to the fun, we really encourage you to get your payment in on time. Because the consequences are much worse than a temporary strain on your wallet. So, what happens if you decide not to pay a traffic ticket?
Failing to Pay a Citation
The severity for failure to pay penalties depends on the circumstances surrounding the ticket, but none of them sound like consequences anyone would want to endure. For example, failure to pay penalties for a DWI would result in much heavier fines than failure to pay the penalties for parking in a handicapped space. Although the severity of the infraction can differ, there are some common possibilities for failure to pay, including:
- Additional fines, court costs and warrant fees in excess of $100
- A bench warrant issued for your arrest
- Jail time
- License suspension or revocation
You can always check the back of your citation for more details about the fines and fees you might be responsible for if you make a late payment or just don’t pay. If the fee is too much for you to pay all at once, the court where the citation was issued might allow you to make payments.
Pay Your Tickets Here
At MVD Express, paying your traffic tickets is quick and easy. We’ll get you in, done and on your way in no time! All you have to do is bring in the ticket and a form of payment and we’ll get you taken care of! We’ll see you soon!