Shakopee, MN asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: Earlier this year I received a ticket claiming I passed a bus with its red lights blinking. Is there a way to fight this

I was behind the bus but passed it before it started to slow down or put on it’s lights. I received a call for cop who told me the bus driver gave them my plates but I could fight the ticket in court. I have no witnesses as I was alone in my car. Is it possible to fight and win this? I was supposed to attend court months ago, but it was been postponed numerous times due to the pandemic. Is there a way to just put the fine without going to court? Will it go on my record and effect my insurance? It’s a mandatory/traffic misdemeanor ticket

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Paying the fine is a guilty plea and it will go on your record. It will also likely affect your insurance rates. You should consider challenging the ticket. An attorney can help make success more likely.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Most people want to prevent a conviction record, which would negatively impact their driver's license and insurance costs, as well as increase the risk of future tickets. Court is "mandatory" for misdemeanors but court is the only place you can prevent a conviction, a good thing. Hang in there and keep at it. An attorney can help you do better.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Paying the ticket is a guilty plea and will result in a record. An attorney might be able to help you avoid a record. Why not call a few?

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