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Traffic Ticket Basics

Most traffic tickets (also called citations) are "infraction" level offenses, meaning they are less severe than misdemeanor or felony crimes. This includes violations such as speeding, running a red light or driving with an expired license. Infractions typically require the offender to pay a fine and do not usually show up on a criminal record, although they may affect the offender's insurance premiums. Some traffic tickets can, however, have more severe consequences. The following resources provide information about traffic violations, traffic court, traffic school, how violations add points to your driver's license, how traffic stops and arrests work, punishments for traffic violations, and more.
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