speeding ticket in Con. does anyone know if fine will be reduced for appearring in court?

I am electing traffic school for $26.00.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depending on the State and the judge. Appearing in court does not automatically reduce your fine. Keep in mind once you go to court you will have to pay the court costs ($25.00-$50.00) Several factors are to be considered. The State has to have evidence (police officer has to appear and have a copy of his citation and/or notes). If was for speeding the officer should have the means and documentation in which he determined the speed. Your driving history also will have bearing. In addition, it will depend on what your actual speed was. In my experience, if it was your first speeding ticket, take the chance and go to court. If you have prior speeding tickets it will propably be best if you just pay the fine. Remember even if the judge reduces the fine there will still be court costs which may raise the total costs.

    Source(s): Current Police Officer
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If taking the traffic school negates the fine, go for it.

    If you are going to appear in court, you may get stuck with court costs as well as the fine. Usually $10 to $50

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