Q: I was issued a red light ticket by a police officer. How will this affect my record?
I have 3 choices; pay fine and it will be entered on my record, or attend TSS, or contest in court
A: If you contest it in Court, it may not be entered on your record if you get it dismissed. If you pay the fine, you are admitting guilt. If you attend TSS, you have initially admitted guilt but will have it expunged upon completion.
A: If you are eligible, attending TSS will prevent the ticket from appearing on your public record and effecting your insurance/driving privileges. You may be able to avoid TSS and still keep your record clean by appearing in court and requesting court supervision, although it may cost you more. You may want to seek legal counsel, especially if you have any prior tickets. Do not simply pay the ticket for a conviction.
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