Can I represent myself?

Written by Thom Goolsby


Absolutely! If you have a clean driving history and have not attended traffic school in the last several years, you can attend court on your scheduled court date and, if you have charged with a minor traffic offense, the District Attorney’s office will very likely allow you to attend traffic school for several hours, pay fee for the school and your court costs. Upon successfully attending traffic school, your charge will be reduced to improper equipment (a non-moving violation that carries no drivers license or insurance points).

Should I represent myself?

It depends on whether or not you’re qualified for and interested in attending driving school. It also depends on how valuable your time is to you. In most if not all of my cases, my clients waive their court appearances and I am able to resolve their cases so that they are not assessed with any points and they are not required to attend driving school.

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