Dec 06, 2009 8:29 PM GMT
Ok, I got my first ticket for running a stop sign last night after midnight in houston, tx. It was dark and the stop sign was placed at a crappy place that can easily be overlooked and honestly did not see the stop sign except with the very corner of my eye as the cop turned on the lights. ok so i got the ticket but don't know what to do with it since it is my first ticket. On the front of the ticket, it has the court address and all my information. The ticket says to pay or resolve this ticket before your court date or i must appear for court in January. The back of the ticket has a map of the court address. I don't understand, do i need to go to court and pay the ticket and everything will be fine? Will they give me the option of signing up for a defensive driving class? About how much are tickets such as mine? If I pay the ticket, will the offense be visible in my record and thus increase insurance? Any help i can get will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.