When you receive a traffic ticket, it may be your initial reaction to go to the website (often printed at the bottom of the ticket) and being typing your credit/debit card information. BUT, by simply paying the fine you are admitting guilt to something which has not been proven and which will negatively affect your driving record and license. Though Louisiana doesn't (currently) use a "point system" for driving records as some states do, most moving violations will be visible to your insurance company and likely cause already high premiums to increase even further.
Some Traffic citations have even more grave consequences and simply paying a ticket for those could trigger the Office of Motor Vehicles to automatically suspend your driver's license.
Instead of blindly paying a ticket, contact Lawrence Law Firm for a consultation. If retained, we may be able to negotiate your citation with the prosecutor and even make the court appearance on your behalf to resolve the matter.
If you have an outstanding ticket you believe may be causing a suspension or flag on your license, click on the following link to check your Louisiana driving eligibility: https://expresslane.dps.louisiana.gov/ReinstatementInquiry/ReinstatementInquiry.aspx
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