When you receive a traffic ticket, you can go to court to fight your ticket and try to defend yourself to avoid the tickets. Sometimes after the court date is set, something comes up and you can’t go. There is the option of obtaining a traffic fine extension.
Obtaining an extension will differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. There are usually three ways to do it. You can call the district attorney’s office and request the extension. Call the number on the ticket or visit the courthouse on the ticket to request an extension. Some places require you to appear in court to be granted overtime.
Some states only allow one extension, while others can grant up to three. This is normally a free process, but some charge a small fee to delay the hearing date.
There are some good reasons to go ahead and try to get an extension on your traffic ticket.
-You may not have the money right now. This could be due to unemployment or a shortage of funds. Getting an additional 45 to 60 days can help you have time to raise the funds to pay for the ticket.
-You may want to delay the higher insurance premiums you may receive due to the traffic ticket if you are found guilty.
-He may have gotten sick and can’t go to court that day.
-You may need more time to put together a better defense and help combat the speeding ticket.