Which Option Should I Take?
The choice is up to you. But as you can see from the list above, traffic schools provide a number of mandatory benefits and was developed so that drivers could elect driver improvement or defensive driver training following a ticket event through a number of incentives and become better, safer drivers.
For example, in Florida, insurance companies may raise rates or even cancel policies as a result of traffic citations, so completing the traffic school option provides statutory protection. In fact, adjudication of guilt is completely withheld and no points are assessed on your driving record. And whether you choose online traffic school or video traffic school, it is much more convenient than the old days when you had to sit in a classroom for 4 hours. In fact, by taking traffic school online, you can sign on and off as many times as you like. The software automatically keeps track of where you are in the traffic school program.
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What if I go to Court?
If you go to court and decide to try to beat your traffic ticket, you may NOT use this website to pay your ticket. Additionally, a judge may adjudicate you guilty, assess points, fine you up to $1000, require you to attend traffic school, or all of the above. And, your insurance rates may go up and your policy may be cancelled.
What Are Criminal Traffic Offenses?
A Criminal Traffic Offense is a violation that may subject a defendant, upon conviction, to incarceration. Criminal offenses require a court appearance and can carry penalties including fines/costs, probation, and/or incarceration (jail time).
Some examples of Criminal Traffic offenses are driving under the influence, driving while license suspended/revoked, or reckless driving. Persons charged with a criminal offense will find a court date indicated at the bottom of their citation or the date can be found on their first appearance paperwork they received from the jail upon release.