ive got a clean record, but i just got my first ticket. i need to talk to the judge bc i may be able to get out of it bc of a speed limit error on the ticket. but if i cant, should i do defensive driving or deferred adjudication? can someone explain both of them to me? from what i understand, if i do deferred then i just pay the ticket and make sure i dont get another in the alloted time and my record stays clean.is this correct? if i do defensive, do i just pay the ticket, take the class and then not have to worry about getting another ticket? does it stay off of your record? if thats the case, then defensive driving seems the better option. thanks for any help.