Springfield, TN asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: Just got my first ever speeding ticket.. should I go to court for it or just pay the fine?

I was driving home from college for the long weekend. Playing music too loud and not paying attention and then lights.. first ticket ever and really do not want to have my insurance rates go up because of this but I am not sure if I should go to court and if I do go to court I have no idea what to do or say as I have never experienced anything like this before.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Definitely go to Court on time, in proper clothing and act respectfully. You may be offered some type of Diversion such as a Class or Costs which will allow the Court to Dismiss or Reduce the Speeding Violation.

Even if you are Convicted, it may not make it to your MVR.

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