Traffic Tickets

In some states, getting a traffic ticket is a minor inconvenience. That isn't the case in North Carolina! North Carolina traffic tickets can:

  • raise your auto insurance 70% or more for a three-year period;
  • require payment of court costs of $100 and fines up to $500;
  • lead to mandatory driver’s license suspensions or revocations;
  • get you sent to jail or prison, and;
  • leave you with a permanent criminal record!

Can you afford not to have a good attorney on your side?

We can help you if you have been arrested or ticketed for traffic offenses. We regularly handle traffic matters in Alamance County, Chatham County, Durham County, and Orange County courts. We occasionally handle traffic in Guilford County, Person County, and Wake County courts. Outside this area, we can refer you to qualified attorneys in every County across North Carolina.

Many North Carolina traffic tickets are potentially much more serious than many realize. North Carolina has criminalized many traffic tickets! Most tickets we see given out on I-40, I-85 and I-95 in North Carolina are criminal charges. What’s worse, traffic tickets are generally not labeled such that the unsuspecting motorist can tell if they have been charged with a crime or not. We can tell!

In most cases you need not plead guilty to the ticket as charged. Depending on the offence charged, your previous driving record, and which county you were charged in, there is a good chance we will be able to get your penalties and/or charges reduced or even dismissed with no court-costs, fine, or driver’s license and insurance points!! These reductions can potentially save you HUNDREDS, or THOUSANDS of DOLLARS in insurance costs over the next few years.

While this area covers many different offenses and possible penalties, it is important to know your options and make the decisions that are best for you. We give advice tailored to YOU and YOUR SITUATION based on our knowledge of the law and the courts in which we practice. In most cases we can handle your tickets without your ever having to visit our office or go to court. We can also help save you money on insurance and minimize fines, along with saving you countless hours going to court.

Most of us know “someone”, or a “friend of a friend” who got a ticket “somewhere” for “something”. Many times people turn to these people for words of wisdom for how to handle their ticket. This can be dangerous! Even if they did the right thing in their case (which is often doubtful) their advice may not be best for you or your situation. Is it better for you to get a “PJC” or plead to a reduced charge? If we can’t get this ticket reduced because of your previous driving record, can we reopen your old cases and clean up your previous driving record? Should you agree to plead to a reduced charge or go to trial? We can look at the facts of your situation and go after what is best … for you.

Whatever your situation, you need to know your rights, options, and the potential consequences. We can help!

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