South Carolina Traffic Citation Explained
What is on the Traffic Citation?
On the ticket will be several pieces of information that are useful to you:
- The fine amount
- The offense that you were charged
- The city or county where the ticket was issued
- The court date
- The judge’s name and location of the court house
- The ticket number is in red letters at the bottom of the citation
- The name of the charging officer who wrote the ticket
If you plan on contesting the citation, you will not need to worry about the fine amount – at least, not yet. If you pay the fine, it is an admission of guilt and the violation will be on your driver’s record. Otherwise, you will need to go to traffic court on the date on your ticket in the city or county where you were pulled over. There may be some infractions for which a court hearing is mandatory, so be sure to pay attention to what is stated on the ticket. Failing to appear in court will lead to an automatic verdict of “guilty.” Your court date may be as soon as 10 days after you were pulled over, so It is important not to delay in contacting a traffic attorney.
Call us today at (803) 351-3597 for a free consultation about your South Carolina traffic citation.