What are types of fees do I have to pay if I take a traffic school course for a DMV traffic ticket?

When you're looking to get a DMV traffic ticket dismissed or a speeding ticket fine reduced by enrolling in an online traffic school, you will have to pay a course fee. Each defensive driving school charges it's own rate. Course prices usually fall in the $20 to $40 price range (a small fee to get a traffic ticket dropped). 

Depending on your state or the school itself, you may also have to pay for ID verification and/or for a notarized test. These fees usually fall around $10 to $15. 

Before enrolling with the first traffic school you find, protect yourself against surprise fees by researching the company. Make sure there are no hidden costs. Some less reputable traffic schools, for example, will suddenly spring on you, after completing the final exam, a certificate transfer fee. Because this has led to numerous complaints, most companies now address this question upfront, usually on a FAQ page. 

In addition to course fees, you will also have to pay all related ticket fines. Depending on your situation, this could mean court charges, lawyer costs, higher insurance rates and possible license reinstatement fees. 

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