Do You Have to Go to Court for a Traffic Ticket?

Drivers are usually not required but may want to go to court if they have a defense that can get the traffic ticket dismissed. Drivers can pay the fine or go to traffic school instead, but these options may be more expensive, according to Business Insider.

Drivers who get tickets may see increased insurance premiums, but a dismissed ticket or a plea to a lesser offense can prevent points from going on their record. Drivers may fight a ticket by showing that there is incorrect information on the citation. They can also examine the specific law listed on the citation and prove that they didn't violate one of the parts of the law, reports Nolo.