After Being Charged With A Traffic Violation Talk To Our Lawyers
If you’ve received a traffic ticket, you’re far from alone. Across the United States, more than 40 million speeding tickets are issued in the average year. And, that’s just one violation. Traffic citations may be issued for a wide range of other violations, including:
- Reckless driving
- Driving on a suspended license
- Driving without insurance
- Disregarding a stop sign or stop light
- Speed competition (racing)
What Can A Lawyer Do About A Traffic Ticket?
This is just a sampling of the many different reasons you may be issued a traffic ticket in North Carolina.
Of course, some traffic violations are more serious than others. The penalties for the violations listed above range from fines to license suspension or revocation to possible jail time. Consequences can also vary depending on your past driving record, or on how serious the violation was.
For example, speeding can be an infraction, with a relatively small fine. If you’re cited for speeding in a work zone, the fine is significantly higher. And, if you’re cited for driving 15 miles per hour or more over the speed limit, speeding may be a misdemeanor. In some situations, speeding may even constitute reckless driving.
Often, people who receive traffic tickets simply pay the fine and move on. This pleads you guilty, or responsible, to the offense. You should never just pay a ticket, even if an officer tells you so.
It’s very important that you know your driving history, the number of points currently on your driving record, and the possible consequences of an admission or conviction before you decide to simply pay a ticket. The interplay among past convictions, driver’s license status, and the current citation can be complicated. So, an experienced Fayetteville traffic lawyer is the best source of guidance about how to proceed.
At Rand & Gregory, we understand the risks associated with a decision to “just pay it off,” and the pitfalls an unrepresented driver faces when attempting to navigate traffic court or the North Carolina criminal courts alone.
We help people cited for a variety of traffic violations, including:
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- CDL violations
- Passing a stopped school bus
- DWI/drunk driving (first and subsequent offenses)
- Failure to appear (FTA) for traffic court
We also handle DMV hearings, driver’s license reinstatement proceedings, and other traffic charges.
Talk to a Fayetteville Traffic Lawyer Right Away
Traffic cases often move very quickly, and deadlines for actions like challenging a driver’s license suspension are short. The best time to talk to an experienced Fayetteville traffic ticket attorney is as soon as you receive your citation.