If you paid a ticket without going to court, or were found guilty after you appeared in court, most likely you received points on your driving record. The rule is those points will stay on your record for 2 years from the date of the traffic violation.
So, for example, if you received a ticket on January 15, 2010 for speeding and paid it the same day then you will receive those points that day and they would come off of your driving record on January 15, 2012. However, if you receive a speeding ticket on January 15, 2010, and elect to go to court and at your court date on May 15, 2010, you are found guilty then the points will be placed on your record on May 15, 2010, but the points will still come off on January 15, 2012. Therefore, simply by going to court the points have remained on your record for a shorter period of time. Call us today for your Free Consultation – 410-356-4455.