Q: Got a ticket citing careless driving. Cops said it will be 2 points. Should I go to court to fight it?
A: Careless driving shows bad for insurance purposes. Yes, 2 points are bad, but a kicker to your insurance premiums for several years could cost you a lot more. You should absolutely contest the ticket.
A: The answer really depends on the facts of your case. Such as if the cop gave you a street downgrade because he thought you were going 90MPH, but didn't have his laser or radar on, it may be smart to pay the ticket. On the other hand if you merely didn't stop long enough at a stop sign then it would certainly be smart to fight it. So everything depends on the facts of your case. I suggest you setup one of the free in office consultations that most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer to help you determine what your best course of action is because without knowing the facts of your case its impossible to determine your best course of action.
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