Getting a traffic or parking ticket is no fun. It means incurring a fee for the offense and a possible insurance rate hike. If you neglect to pay the fee, you may even have a warrant issued for your arrest. If you believe that you may have had some traffic or parking tickets that you did not take care of, you will want to check with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ask the officer handing you a paper at the time of the offense if he is giving you a warning or a ticket. This can sometimes be confusing. You may have thought you were getting a warning when in reality you were getting a ticket. You can also read over the paper carefully to identify it as a ticket.