Have you ever wondered what your rights are if you receive an infraction?
An infraction is nothing more than a ticket and is not considered a crime. To handle an infraction,the person in question merely sends in a money order to pay the balance owed on the infraction,which is usually found somewhere within the citation. The citation will also have an address wherethe money can be sent.
If you wish to dispute an infraction, you can write a letter to the appropriate sources in your stateand request a dispute, explaining briefly why you wish to dispute the infraction. This is the wisestlegal advice available, since disputes often lead to toss-outs--or rather the courts will often drop theinfraction. In a few states, infractions go against your car insurance, which is why protesting theinfraction is in your best interest.
An officer once told me that if everyone disputed infractions or traffic violations, less people wouldbe paying the courts. With this information, I learned that the next time I get an infraction, I shouldsend my dispute letter to a professional. I personally suggest that you do the same. If you have beencited for an infraction, you should try to avoid fees and penalties if you do not need to pay them.
Violations are slightly different than infractions. It depends on the violation you are being chargedfor, but for the most part, violations--like infractions--can be paid via mail, or disputed via mail. Fewviolations may require a visit to the courtrooms, but for the most part, it is in your best interest toplea not guilty or else dispute the charge against you. Again, violations are not always criminal, thusthese are easier than other acts against the law that are considered criminal.