Traffic violations carry serious consequences in North Carolina. Speeding tickets that are 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit or over 80 miles per hour can lead to a revocation of your driver’s license. Driving with a revoked license can lead to four months in jail. Even minor violations can lead to points added to your driving record and insurance, which can eventually lead to significant penalties if further violations occur and an increase in insurance premiums.
While many alleged traffic violators accept their tickets and punishment, there are numerous ways and reasons to fight your charges. At the this firm, we have helped hundreds of people face their traffic violation charges, have their charges dismissed, or reduce their charges and punishment.
We can seek a prayer for judgment (PJC), which allows the court to pass judgment later. With a prayer for judgment, the driver is charged the cost of court, but no decision is rendered, no conviction is filed, and no points are assigned. We can work to have your charges reduced to a non-moving violation, which will not add any points to your driving record or insurance. If your license was revoked and you can resolve your issue before your court date, you may be able to avoid a revocation of your license. We can also assist with the following:
- Speeding tickets
- Failure to wear a seat belt
- Reckless driving
- Driving with an expired inspection sticker
- Failure to observe a stop sign
- Driving with an invalid, suspended or revoked driver’s license (DWLR)
- Driving with expired registration
- Failure to adequately maintain a vehicle
- Racing and hit-and-run
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Driving on the wrong side of the road, illegal passing and following too closely
If you have been charged with a traffic violation, call our office. We can provide experienced representation, and can even represent you in court if you are unable to appear. This is often convenient for clients charged with speeding tickets while passing through from other states.