Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana

Q: Is the ticket legal to write someone and why the charge of $249 when the law states that ticket is $139

Yes can the village of Turkey Creek La charge me with a ticket for improper lane usage if I swerved on the solid white line once the one on the shoulder of the road. And suspend my license as well for it. The charge was $249. $199 for the ticket and a $50 penalty but ifnu look up the law the ticket only runs $139.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: When paying most tickets you are paying a fine for the violation plus mandatory court costs which is what usually drives up the total amount of the ticket. The amount of the court costs, and sometimes the fine, per ticket differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you miss a court date, then you may have an additional penalty due to your missing your court date. I do not believe that the Village of Turkey Creek can suspend your license-----they can charge you with driving under suspension if you do not have a valid license, Or if you do not show up for court and a bench warrant is issued, then they can request that the State suspend your license (driving privileges) for your not appearing in court, however in both of these instances, they did not suspend your license. I would recommend that you contact a traffic ticket lawyer to see what your specific options are.

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