The Right Way to Handle a Georgia Traffic Ticket
While I was waiting for court the other day, I overheard a county employee asking a traffic ticket prosecutor how best to handle her son's traffic ticket. I wasn't surprised to hear the prosecutor tell the mother to just go ahead and pay the ticket: "The judge is going find your son guilty anyway."
Who should you ask if you have a question about a traffic ticket you've received? Not the prosecutor. He's got a huge caseload; his goal is the fastest solution. Just paying the ticket is the fastest solution 9 out of 10 times. And that is certainly one way to handle a traffic ticket. In fact, it is one of the most popular.
But it shouldn't be. Before just paying a ticket, think about what that ticket will mean to you and your family. Your goal -- not the prosecutor's goal -- determines how to handle that ticket. Talking to a lawyer can help you determine your goals.