Q: How can I know how many total tickets are actively on my record and do tickets out of state count against my license?

I have PTSD from a car accident I was in and after that I have struggled with anxiety while driving or being in a car and with speeding resulting in many tickets and having to take a non optional driving course. Why was this course non optional to me...was it because of so many tickets within a set time span? And how can I know how many tickets I actively have so this does not occur again? Also does this include out of state tickets? For clarity all tickets and course were Iowa but one was Wisconsin.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: First, if it was PTS, suggest you look at getting EMDR therapy---

Google "psychology today, therapist EMDR ____________________" (insert name of nearest large town)

Second, if the crash wasn't your fault, you may have an injury claim.

Even if it was your fault, you may depending on the state have medical coverage that would cover your bills.

Easiest way to check is to contact each state's DMV. The problem is that if you move and don't change the address attached to your license, the police are only obligated to send the ticket or notices to the address you have officially registered. What happens is many people don't do this, don't get the mail, a judgment is entered, then problems.

Note also many states have a "compact" where they agree to charge points to violations out of state.

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