Why is it important for drivers to hire an attorney for a traffic violation?
The main reason you don’t want to just plead guilty and pay a fine is that that when you receive a citation for speeding, driving with a suspended license or DUI, there are points applied to your driving record and the cost of your insurance premiums will increase. It is also important to remember that if you get enough points, your license can be suspended or even rev
Don’t just take a traffic violation and plead guilty! It will have long term ramifications on your record.
Speeding Ticket Attorney, Raleigh NC
Traffic tickets are a million-dollar industry in North Carolina. The average fine for a traffic violation is over $200. Tack on the average court costs of $100 and you are feeling some pain.
Unfortunately, though, the fines are just the beginning of your troubles if you are found guilty of a traffic offense in South Carolina.
Ninety-five percent of drivers who receive traffic citations never go to court. They simply plead guilty, accept responsibility and pay their fine through the mail. This includes out-of-state drivers that are traveling through North Carolina who happen to get a moving violation.
Failure to address a North Carolina traffic citation in a timely manner may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, higher insurance premiums, and additional court appearances.
We understand the difficulty and disruption this can cause. That is why we take the time to appear before the judge and take care of your traffic violations for you. So you can spend your time and energy elsewhere. In most cases your ticket will be reduced to a non-moving violation with no Points on your license, no traffic school, no court appearance, no insurance increases and reduced court fines.
We know that the possiblity of losing your driver's license is a tremendous inconvenience and can affect one's ability to earn a living, go to school, or care for a loved one. Allow us to investigate the facts behind your speeding tickets and traffic citations. Our attorneys have successfully negotiated thousands of traffic matters resulting in point reductions, dismissals, the preservation of low insurance premiums, and the prevention of driver's license revocations.
If you have been arrested for driving while impaired under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you should hire an attorney immediately.
We have represented hundreds of individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor DWI. We have experience challenging the suspension of drivers licenses, including successfully appealing administrative suspensions.
You have only 14 days from your arrest to file a hearing request to challenge the suspension of your drivers license. Do not make the common mistake of waiting until your first court date – the 14 day limit is triggered by your arrest. It is not tied to court proceedings.
DWI's are always worth fighting because criminal convictions are serious: they remain on one's record for life and can affect one's life in areas such as job applications, professional licensing and insurance rates. The reality is those who don't contest DUI charges receive the standard outcome, while those who do stand the chance of outright dismissal or receiving a less serious offense.
Traffic citations can have a serious impact on your insurance rates. Receiving a traffic ticket is aggravating enough. Dealing with it afterwards can be an even greater cause of stress.
A driver who gets too many points in too short a time can lose his or her driver's license. In some areas, points are also assessed for accidents, even if no court has found you to be at fault. Most insurance companies regularly review your record and may raise your premium for getting a certain amount of points. If you are close to getting your license snatched or having your insurance premium increased, you probably want to fight the ticket.
We understand, the "Beltline" can be confusing for North Carolina residents too. In some cases, those visiting the state of North Carolina are pulled over and cited with a traffic violation. This can create a serious problem, as they may need to return to their home state and may not have time to fight the ticket or appear in court . In such a case, it is vital that you get the legal help that you need from a York traffic ticket lawyer. Tickets issued in North Carolina to out-of-state drivers for traffic violations in North Carolina are reported by the authorities to the state where the accused person is licensed. This can have a negative impact both on your driver’s license and insurance.
A driver’s license is the property of the state which issued it. Therefore, the state of North Carolina has no power to suspend it. Whether a North Carolina conviction will impact one’s driving privileges in their home state will depend on whether the state that issues the license is a party to the Interstate Driver ‘s License Compact, to which most states are parties. This agreement provides for the reporting of violations to the driver’s home state.
The Non-Resident Violator Compact is an agreement between states standardizing punishment of out-of-state moving violations. For example, if a driver fails to pay a traffic ticket in another state, the home state, if a party to this agreement, will suspend his driver’s license until the driver takes care of the out-of-state ticket.
It is possible to 'set aside' previous traffic violations. It’s not necessarily called an expungement – it’s called a “Set Aside.” Meaning we ask the Judge to set aside your guilty plea (you pled guilty when you paid the fine). If the Judge agrees to set aside the plea, I can then negotiate with the Prosecutor to have your ticket amended to a Defective Equipment or illegal parking. The Court will then notify the Department of Revenue in the change in the disposition of the case and it will be off your record.
If you are applying or currently work in a job that requires a clean North Carolina driving record, it may be in your best interest to attempt to expunge some of those old North Carolina traffic tickets.
If you are not sure if you are eligible, you may need to consult with an experienced North Carolina traffic lawyer to determine if you may be able to expunge your North Carolina traffic record. A traffic attorney will review your traffic record and determine if expungement is possible for you. If so, a traffic lawyer can help you correctly file all of the paperwork to ensure your record will be properly expunged.