A LAWYER revealed why you shouldn’t pay a speeding ticket and what to say to avoid it.
The Texas-based injury attorney has nearly 250,000 followers on TikTok, who find his videos entertaining and informative.
Clay Payne (@thepaynelawyer) shared a video explaining that paying speeding tickets can be incredibly damaging to your driving.
He also explained what people should do if they are stopped and a police officer gives them a ticket, aside from accepting and paying the subpoena.
Payne said paying a speeding ticket after receiving one from an officer “may seem like the right thing to do, but paying the ticket alone creates a conviction on your driver’s record.”
He went on to say that violating your driver’s license “can result in an increase in insurance premiums and negatively affect your driver’s license.”
The legal expert explained that one could simply apply for a so-called deferred injunction instead.
“Or request a driving safety course,” Payne advised.
“If you complete the probationary period or complete the driving safety course, the ticket remains secret and you avoid a conviction.”
Payne has received more than 1.5 million views for his video.
Someone commented, “I did this with a speeding ticket, I had to pay a split fee for the ticket and the safety course, but it stayed hidden in my file.”
Another person added: “This works. I’ve used it before.”
One user even chimed in, saying, “Paying also means admitting guilt.”
“I only paid my money because I couldn’t go to driving school,” admitted a TikToker.