Q: Speeding ticket, not paid yet, got letter about infraction deferral agreement. Should I take it? Are there other options
Occurred in Whitestown, Indiana. Will put 2 points on driving record. The deferral will cost $80.50 more than the ticket. If no citations in a year, then the case will be dismissed. I am assuming dismissal will mean no record of speeding or the ticket and no points on driving record.
A: Your options are to pay the ticket and have a conviction and points on your record as well as the possibility of your insurance rates increasing. Take the deferral option, stay out of trouble and the case gets dismissed and the BMV will never know of the ticket. Though if you do get another ticket and the current case gets re-docketed, then you will have 2 tickets to resolve. Take the case to trial where you will most likely lose given the standard of proof.
Joel D. Hand agrees with this answer
A: I agree with Mr. Bennett. Each case is different and should receive a its own specific evaluation before lending legal advice. For most clients who are offered an infraction deferral, it turns out to be the right decision as long as they can avoid receiving any additional tickets during the deferral period.
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