Do I need a Knoxville Speeding Ticket Lawyer? If you get a speeding ticket, or other TN traffic violation, it is important to understand that if you choose to simply “pay the ticket” by following the instructions on the back of the Knoxville, TN speeding ticket, you are essentially pleading guilty the the Tennessee traffic violation. As a result, once the Tennessee traffic court processes your payment, a Tennessee speeding ticket conviction will then be recorded and reported to the Tennessee Department of Safety.
Even if you are a licensed driver from a state other than TN, Tennessee will report all convictions for traffic citations, including speeding tickets, to your home state. Accordingly, it is important to consult the Department of Safety or the equivalent agency in your home state or a speeding ticket attorney in your home state to determine the exact consequences your Tennessee speeding ticket or Tennessee traffic citation may have on the status of your driver’s license. For instance, in some states, a conviction for excessive speeding (i.e. 15+ MPH over the posted Tennessee speed limit) may result in a temporary suspension of your driver’s license.
Consequences of a Knoxville TN Speeding Ticket
Tennessee speeding tickets are generally classified as a Class C misdemeanor, the lowest level misdemeanor in Tennessee. If you are convicted of, or fail to satisfy (pay or otherwise appear in court), a Tennessee traffic citation, you may experience consequences including, but not limited to:
- A fine and/or court costs;
- Points added to you driving history;
- Revocation or suspension of your Tennessee driver’s license; and/or
- Increased car or automobile insurance premiums.
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