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Representing individuals in traffic related offenses has always been a significant part of our practice. We are proud to serve local residents as well as out of state folks who pass through our area on their way to the beach.  

For over five years, Brennan R. Clifton, Attorney at Law, has handled hundreds of cases involving traffic violations across South Alabama. Many of these cases have involved the following traffic offenses:

Speeding (1-25mph over speed limit)

Speeding (25 mph over speed limit)

Reckless Driving

Driving while license suspensed

Operating vehicle without insurance

No valid Driver License

Failure to Yield

Following too closely

Running red light

Improper lane change

Driving under the influence

Open container

No visible tag

Expired tag

Switched tag

Operating vehicle without insurance

Failure to dim

Wouldn't it be cheaper to just PAY a speeding ticket and plead guilty?

In the short term, yes. But in the long term (within the next three years), No!


This all has to do with your automobile insurance coverage. When you pay the ticket you are pleading guilty to the traffic ticket. This counts as a conviction toward your driving record and will generally raise your automobile insurance premium quite significantly. 

According to a 2022 analysis by, car insurance rates increase up to 25% when a person is convicted, or otherwise pleads guilty to a speeding ticket. 

Ultimately, how much your rate will increase depends upon your insurance carrier, your automobile policy, the state where you hold your driver's license, and your driving record. Comprehensive data showing how long your insurance rates will stay increased has been compiled by The Zebra, one of the nation's leading authorities in helping individuals shop for automobile and homeowner's insurance.  

In addition, multiple convictions for traffic violations within a certain period of time can suspend a person's driver's license.

If I am not a resident of Alabama, how will a speeding ticket from Alabama affect me?

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