Omaha, NE asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota

Q: I was pulled over and cited in a friend's car for no proof of insurance. Do I pay the fine or go to court?

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

A: It appears to on the "2024 STATE PAYABLES LIST TRAFFIC/CRIMINAL" list for Minnesota Courts. That means it should be "payable" online, via the Minnesota court's website without court appearance. But is that a good idea? Doing so will result in the court "certifying" the conviction to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, for driver's license revocation and including on the DL record. To avoid that, contact the court to schedule a court appearance. Then resolve the case in a way that avoids a "conviction." Providing proof of current insurance coverage is helpful. You can hire a defense lawyer if you like.

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