Traffic school can help keep DUI violations off your record. Most states will wipe a ticket off your record and not add any points if you agree to take a short course in traffic safety. If you have this opportunity, it's always a good idea to attend the course because it's a sure thing. On the other hand, if you decide to contest the charge instead, it may or may not be decided in your favor.
The eligibility criteria and means of attending traffic school to remove a ticket from your record vary by state. Some of the common options are listed below:
In some states, you do not need to get approval to attend traffic school. You can just do it once a year and it will be enough to remove the points for one ticket. You may also have to wait for 18-24 months after you get a new ticket to attend traffic school and have that ticket cleared from your record.
Depending on the seriousness of the violation and any associated infractions, you may also have to get approval from the court clerk or from the judge. Some states, like California, allow drivers to sign up for Internet traffic schools. You cannot attend traffic school if you have a two-point violation for reckless driving or speeding far above the limit.
Do you or a loved one have additional questions regarding traffic school following a drunk driving arrest? Our DUI attorneys are here to represent you and provide you with any information you may be seeking regarding drunk driving. Contact a DUI lawyer near you as soon as possible to learn more about obtaining legal representation.
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