What Are the Costs of West Virginia Traffic Tickets

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What Are the Costs of West Virginia Traffic Tickets

If you live in West Virginia, you probably know that traffic tickets in this state are quite expensive, especially if you're on your second or third violation within two years. If you own a vehicle, you also have to pay for gas and automobile insurance. So owning a car is already expensive without having to pay high as well.

And what if you actually believe that you are not guilty of the offense for which the traffic ticket was issued to you? In that case, it makes no sense to go ahead and pay it; not only will this be expensive but it will also go on your driving record. So it's a good idea to contest a traffic ticket which is erroneous in nature.

DoNotPay, the world's first AI Consumer Champion, can help you contest West Virginia traffic ticket costs which were unjustified. And the process of using DoNotPay is incredibly simple. All you have to do is upload a copy of your citation and explain why you think it is unjustified. DoNotPay will come up with a letter with vehicle codes that will help you to plead your case.

How Much Do Traffic Tickets in West Virginia Cost?

There are many different types of .

1. Speeding Tickets in West Virginia

In some cases, you might get a ticket for violating the posted speed limit in West Virginia. But there is also a basic speed law according to which motorists are supposed to drive at a safe speed. Of course, the idea of a safe speed is up to interpretation, and a speed that you consider safe may not be considered safe by a police officer who pulls you over.

Here's how much you can expect to pay for a speeding ticket:

Violation (within a year)Fine
First ViolationUp to $100
Second ViolationUp to $200
Third ViolationUp to $500

(assuming you were violating

the speed limit by at least 15 mph)

If you're driving in a school zone and violating the speed limit, you can get charged anywhere from $100 to $500, even if you're not violating the speed limit by more than 15 miles per hour.

2. Stop Light/Stop Sign Tickets in West Virginia

In West Virginia, you need to bring your car to a complete halt before the stop line; you can't enter the crosswalk or the intersection when there is a stop light/stop sign. You can, however, turn right without stopping unless there is a specific sign that indicates you can't do this.

Paying stop light/stop sign tickets can also be quite expensive in West Virginia.

Violation (within a year)Fine
First ViolationUp to $100
Second ViolationUp to $200
Third ViolationUp to $500

3. Distracted Driving Tickets in West Virginia

If you are found talking on a cell phone or texting, then you are liable to get a ticket in West Virginia. Although these fines are not as hefty as the ones for speeding or stop signs/stop lights, they are still quite substantial.

Violation (within a year)Fine
First ViolationUp to $100
Second ViolationUp to $200
Third ViolationUp to $300

Why Use DoNotPay to Contest a Traffic Ticket in West Virginia?

As you can see, traffic tickets in West Virginia are quite expensive, and they get more expensive as they go along. Whereas your first violation may only cost you $100, your third violation may cost you as much as $500. So if you feel that you received a certain traffic ticket erroneously, it makes sense to contest it rather than just paying it off.

Many people hesitate before contesting traffic tickets because they think that the process will be unnecessarily complicated and will involve hiring a lawyer, going before a judge, taking time off from work etc. And at the end of all that, you might end up paying the lawyer as much as you would have paid for the traffic ticket itself.

However, by using DoNotPay, you can contest your traffic ticket in a more efficient, inexpensive manner. DoNotPay has helped contest over 200,000 traffic tickets, and it can do the same for you. The process is absurdly simple and will only take a couple of minutes of your time. Plus, you can do it from wherever you are. All you need is a smartphone.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the correct product based on your traffic ticket.

  2. Upload a photo of your citation.

  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.

  4. Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf!
  5. That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case.

Where Else Can You Contest Traffic Tickets Using DoNotPay?

If you manage to successfully contest expensive West Virginia tickets using DoNotPay, keep in mind that you can use this platform to fight traffic tickets in other locations, too. Or you can recommend it to people who live in other cities/states who also need help fighting their traffic tickets. Here are some examples:

If you live in West Virginia, it can get quite expensive to keep paying traffic tickets. Plus, it makes no sense to do so if you believe the ticket was issued in error. Instead, why not contest your traffic ticket with DoNotPay, with its easy-to-use, time-saving user interface?

No matter what traffic violation you have been cited for, you can use DoNotPay to contest your ticket. Plus, DoNotPay works in a number of different locations. If you believe yourself to be innocent of the charge, it makes sense to use DoNotPay to challenge your ticket.

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