How long for paying a ticket?

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#1 Posted by realistic44 (7908 posts) -

I did a really ignorant mistake and I was wondering how long do I have to pay for a ticket.

I get my check in two weeks and would have enough by then, so I was wondering If it would be okay to pay it in two weeks.

#2 Posted by konvikt_17 (22165 posts) -

you could always call and ask.

#3 Posted by realistic44 (7908 posts) -

you could always call and ask.

konvikt_17

Office hours are closed due to a national holiday :(

#4 Posted by konvikt_17 (22165 posts) -

[QUOTE="konvikt_17"]

you could always call and ask.

realistic44

Office hours are closed due to a national holiday :(

is it on your ticket anywhere. do you have a court date? probly just have to have it paid before your court date if you have one.

idk, ive never gotten a ticket. but i would assume they would give you some time to get it paid off. or you might be able to work something out with them.

#5 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9497 posts) -
In Florida you get about a month and a few days to pay it. Ikd if it is different in other places
#6 Posted by OrkHammer007 (4751 posts) -

Are you talking about a speeding/traffic ticket or a parking ticket?

A parking ticket generally has the fine written on it, and it's usually due within a couple of weeks.

If it's a traffic ticket, you can either:

Mail in the ticket, and they mail you a letter stating your fine, payable within 45-60 days...

...or you can show up for the court date, and get your fine there. Sometimes, the judge, the DA, or the cop who pulled you over will have mercy on you, depending on your financial status, what your driving record looks like, etc., and reduce the charges. The fine is then due in 45-60 days.

Either way, you don't need to worry about paying right away.

If it's a points violation, I'd seriously consider taking a defensive driving course as soon as possible, so your insurance doesn't jump (I wonder what it's like to take one without being ordered to by the court...).

Hopefully, that helps.

#7 Posted by wolverine4262 (19032 posts) -
Speeding ticket? I think mine was mailed to me so the whole process was like a month. You should be good.
#8 Posted by konvikt_17 (22165 posts) -

^^for not wearing a seatbelt.

he edited that part out of OP.

#9 Posted by OrkHammer007 (4751 posts) -

^^for not wearing a seatbelt.

he edited that part out of OP.

konvikt_17

Ah... that's a points violation here in NY. That's probably the one thing I haven't been pulled over for (seriously, f*** speed limits... too damned slow).

Wait until the court date... try to plead with the judge... get a reduced fine... wait until the last possible moment to pay the fine. That can give you up to 4 monts to pay. Then, take the points reduction course so your insurance company doesn't crank your rates too high.

#10 Posted by wolverine4262 (19032 posts) -

^^for not wearing a seatbelt.

he edited that part out of OP.

konvikt_17
Its kinda lame to get pulled over just for that. Now if he was already speeding, Id understand.
#11 Posted by OrkHammer007 (4751 posts) -

[QUOTE="konvikt_17"]

^^for not wearing a seatbelt.

he edited that part out of OP.

wolverine4262

Its kinda lame to get pulled over just for that. Now if he was already speeding, Id understand.

For the holidays, the cops generally set up DWI checkpoints. It's easy to get caught without a seatbelt at those.

#12 Posted by roulettethedog (10952 posts) -

I did a really ignorant mistake and I was wondering how long do I have to pay for a ticket.

I get my check in two weeks and would have enough by then, so I was wondering If it would be okay to pay it in two weeks.

realistic44

It should tell you on the ticket as to when you have to make a court date or pay it before a warrant is issued. I'd wait till the day it was due then make a court appointment then milk it till I had to pay.:P

#13 Posted by MrsSolidSnake (4902 posts) -

I don't know about elsewhere, but here it says when you have to pay it on the ticket...

#14 Posted by GTA_dude (18350 posts) -
I once got a ticket for $1,750. I set up a payment plan, it cost me an extra $20 to do it. I've gotten 7 speeding tickets so far. Just go in before you're listed court date and tell them you want to set up a payment plan. Or, take them to court over it. it gives you another month or 2 to pay
#15 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150302 posts) -
It usually tells you that on the ticket dude.
#16 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150302 posts) -
I once got a ticket for $1,750. I set up a payment plan, it cost me an extra $20 to do it. I've gotten 7 speeding tickets so far. Just go in before you're listed court date and tell them you want to set up a payment plan. Or, take them to court over it. it gives you another month or 2 to payGTA_dude
Holy shit and I thought I had speeding tickets....
#17 Posted by GTA_dude (18350 posts) -
[QUOTE="GTA_dude"]I once got a ticket for $1,750. I set up a payment plan, it cost me an extra $20 to do it. I've gotten 7 speeding tickets so far. Just go in before you're listed court date and tell them you want to set up a payment plan. Or, take them to court over it. it gives you another month or 2 to payLJS9502_basic
Holy shit and I thought I had speeding tickets....

Lol, Defensive driving school 3 times, Survival Driver School 2 times, a 3 month suspension. 6 civil speeding tickets, 1 criminal speeding ticket, 1 failure to control vehicle, and 1 DUI. I've been let go with a warning once for a civil, and once for a criminal. I'm 24, and I've experienced it all...
#18 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150302 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GTA_dude"]I once got a ticket for $1,750. I set up a payment plan, it cost me an extra $20 to do it. I've gotten 7 speeding tickets so far. Just go in before you're listed court date and tell them you want to set up a payment plan. Or, take them to court over it. it gives you another month or 2 to payGTA_dude
Holy shit and I thought I had speeding tickets....

Lol, Defensive driving school 3 times, Survival Driver School 2 times, a 3 month suspension. 6 civil speeding tickets, 1 criminal speeding ticket, 1 failure to control vehicle, and 1 DUI. I've been let go with a warning once for a civil, and once for a criminal. I'm 24, and I've experienced it all...

I just had to go take a written test. Spread your tickets out over time and/or jurisdiction.:P
#19 Posted by GTA_dude (18350 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GTA_dude"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Holy shit and I thought I had speeding tickets....

Lol, Defensive driving school 3 times, Survival Driver School 2 times, a 3 month suspension. 6 civil speeding tickets, 1 criminal speeding ticket, 1 failure to control vehicle, and 1 DUI. I've been let go with a warning once for a civil, and once for a criminal. I'm 24, and I've experienced it all...

I just had to go take a written test. Spread your tickets out over time and/or jurisdiction.:P

Naa, they are spread out between 2 states, it's best to just get tickets in the state you live in. As for over time, ehhh, I'm at a rate of less then a ticket a year (7 tickets, 8 years of driving), so I'm doing good on that.
#20 Posted by MrGeezer (56119 posts) -
I once got a ticket for $1,750. I set up a payment plan, it cost me an extra $20 to do it. I've gotten 7 speeding tickets so far. Just go in before you're listed court date and tell them you want to set up a payment plan. Or, take them to court over it. it gives you another month or 2 to payGTA_dude
OMFG, that's insane.
#21 Posted by Flubbbs (2959 posts) -

you better hurry before obama used the ndaa on you

#22 Posted by OrkHammer007 (4751 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GTA_dude"]I once got a ticket for $1,750. I set up a payment plan, it cost me an extra $20 to do it. I've gotten 7 speeding tickets so far. Just go in before you're listed court date and tell them you want to set up a payment plan. Or, take them to court over it. it gives you another month or 2 to payGTA_dude
Holy shit and I thought I had speeding tickets....

Lol, Defensive driving school 3 times, Survival Driver School 2 times, a 3 month suspension. 6 civil speeding tickets, 1 criminal speeding ticket, 1 failure to control vehicle, and 1 DUI. I've been let go with a warning once for a civil, and once for a criminal. I'm 24, and I've experienced it all...

Ah, DWI.... never got one of those either. That's the $1750 ticket, I bet.

I'd hate to have your insurance.

#23 Posted by GTA_dude (18350 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTA_dude"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Holy shit and I thought I had speeding tickets....OrkHammer007

Lol, Defensive driving school 3 times, Survival Driver School 2 times, a 3 month suspension. 6 civil speeding tickets, 1 criminal speeding ticket, 1 failure to control vehicle, and 1 DUI. I've been let go with a warning once for a civil, and once for a criminal. I'm 24, and I've experienced it all...

Ah, DWI.... never got one of those either. That's the $1750 ticket, I bet.

I'd hate to have your insurance.

Lol, I drive 2 BMW's, both insured. I pay $79.10/month True story
#24 Posted by OrkHammer007 (4751 posts) -

[QUOTE="OrkHammer007"]

[QUOTE="GTA_dude"] Lol, Defensive driving school 3 times, Survival Driver School 2 times, a 3 month suspension. 6 civil speeding tickets, 1 criminal speeding ticket, 1 failure to control vehicle, and 1 DUI. I've been let go with a warning once for a civil, and once for a criminal. I'm 24, and I've experienced it all...GTA_dude

Ah, DWI.... never got one of those either. That's the $1750 ticket, I bet.

I'd hate to have your insurance.

Lol, I drive 2 BMW's, both insured. I pay $79.10/month True story

HOW?!?

I haven't had a speeding ticket in almost a decade, and I'm paying $77/month... and that's after a defensive driving course.

#25 Posted by GTA_dude (18350 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTA_dude"][QUOTE="OrkHammer007"]Ah, DWI.... never got one of those either. That's the $1750 ticket, I bet.

I'd hate to have your insurance.

OrkHammer007

Lol, I drive 2 BMW's, both insured. I pay $79.10/month True story

HOW?!?

I haven't had a speeding ticket in almost a decade, and I'm paying $77/month... and that's after a defensive driving course.

I'm a good driver
#26 Posted by OrkHammer007 (4751 posts) -

[QUOTE="OrkHammer007"]

[QUOTE="GTA_dude"] Lol, I drive 2 BMW's, both insured. I pay $79.10/month True storyGTA_dude

HOW?!?

I haven't had a speeding ticket in almost a decade, and I'm paying $77/month... and that's after a defensive driving course.

I'm a good driver

I think I may have put it together: You're in Arizona, if I'm reading the picture in your sig correctly; the rates are probably a lot nicer. I'm in NY, which has just about the worst insurance rates for drivers in the US.

#27 Posted by Serraph105 (27814 posts) -

Don't pay it at all, fvck da government am i right?

#28 Posted by GTA_dude (18350 posts) -

[QUOTE="GTA_dude"][QUOTE="OrkHammer007"]HOW?!?

I haven't had a speeding ticket in almost a decade, and I'm paying $77/month... and that's after a defensive driving course.

OrkHammer007

I'm a good driver

I think I may have put it together: You're in Arizona, if I'm reading the picture in your sig correctly; the rates are probably a lot nicer. I'm in NY, which has just about the worst insurance rates for drivers in the US.

Yeah I'm in Phoenix, but the rate of auto thefts here is high. There's quite the auto scene. My cars are just old, and only liability