If you’ve ever received a traffic ticket (and maybe if you haven’t) you probably know the term “improper equipment.” When I got my first speeding ticket everyone seemed to know that “improper equipment” was the outcome you wanted, but no one knew how to get it – thankfully, the attorney I hired did! So, what is improper equipment and why should you bother spending time at the courthouse instead of just paying your ticket and going on your way? If you’ve read our previous blog post about traffic tickets, you’ll know the biggest reason – MONEY! Improper equipment is a non-moving violation, which has two major impacts: no points on your license and no insurance increase. That sounds like a great deal because it is! The catch? There are certain factors that will determine if you are eligible for an improper equipment reduction such as your driving record, the county you are in, and what infraction you committed to get ticketed in the first place. For instance, if you received a speeding ticket for going 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, you would not be eligible for an improper equipment reduction. This is just one of many reasons why you should speak with an attorney if you receive a traffic ticket.