I’ve decided to change up the tone of the blog a little bit. I like writing about all of the things we can do and all of the ways we help people beat speeding tickets, but I want to give you more than that.

I want this blog to be a resource for all of your traffic ticket needs.

To do that, I’m going to start answering a lot of your most common questions, and some of your less common questions. Today, we’re going to start with an oldie but a goodie.

Can the Court Suspend My License for a Parking Ticket?

This question drummed a story from my recent past. I got a call from a buddy of mine around 2:00 a.m. a couple of months ago. I was asleep, and normally I wouldn’t answer the phone, but I thought he might be in trouble, so I picked it up.

    Me: Hello

    Buddy: Hey man, I’m in a little bit of a situation. The cops just pulled me over and are making me walk home!

    Me: Why?

    Buddy: They said they got behind me, ran my license, and it was suspended!

    Me: Is your license suspended?

    Buddy: I don’t think so.

    Me: Have you had any tickets recently that you forgot to pay?

    Buddy: No. Wait a minute. I had an old parking ticket that I never paid.

    Me: That will do it. Pay the ticket and they’ll take your license out of suspended status.

I guess that’s a long way of saying yes, you can have your license suspended for not paying a parking ticket, though technically it isn’t the court that does it it is the Department of Licensing.

Why Would They Suspend My License Over a Parking Ticket?

It’s pretty simple really. They want you to pay your tickets. They know people often won’t do stuff like that unless they feel some kind of pain. Letters don’t make people feel pain. Criminal charges do.

Just like my buddy, when people find out their license is suspended and they could be charged with a crime, they take care of their ticket.

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