Speeding ticket lawyers protect your record and rates and save you time and money.
If you have been charged with speeding or a minor traffic offense, you have three options:
1. Pay the Ticket
2. Handle it Yourself
3. Call a Lawyer
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Paying the Ticket
“Paying the Ticket” could have two very negative consequences. First, in North Carolina you are required to purchase auto insurance in order to drive. “Paying your ticket” means that you are admitting responsibility for the offense. In other words, you are pleading “Guilty”. The admission or “Guilty” plea will be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles and to your insurance company. Your insurance premium rates are determined by your driving record. The admission or “Guilty” plea on your record will cause an increase in your insurance premiums. So “Paying the Ticket” is really much more expensive than it seems.
In addition, "Paying the Ticket", pleading "Guilty", or admitting to certain traffic offenses could cause your license to be revoked if you have had tickets in the past. If your license is revoked, you cannot drive legally for any purpose. The penalty in North Carolina for driving on a revoked license is up to 120 days in jail. A conviction for Driving While License Revoked will also result in the suspension of your driver's license for another year.
Should You Handle it Yourself
"Handling it yourself" could present two problems. If you choose to “Handle it yourself”, you may have to wait. The line at the court house on traffic day is long. And then, after you see the Assistant District Attorney who is prosecuting your case, you will have to wait in another line to pay the cost, fines, etc.
Also, you should know that you CAN handle your ticket yourself. People do it every day. I know because I see them. Sometimes it goes smoothly and the result is acceptable. Sometimes it does not. Sometimes it ends badly.
Improper Equipment, 9 Over, PJC, NOL, DWLR….?! What should you do? How will you be affected? How much will it cost? What are the long term consequences? Insurance companies often impose substantial premium increases for traffic violations. Depending on your driving record, a traffic violation can cost you thousands of dollars in additional insurance costs. You may be paying for this long after you've appeared in court.
What is my next step?
We go to court every day. We know the place, the people and the process. We can obtain the best possible result for you. We can do it economically. We can save you money, time and risk. In most cases, we can do all of this without you ever having to appear in court. Call now to find out how we can help with your traffic citation.
If you've received a speeding ticket, been charged with driving while license revoked, or received an other traffic citation, you may want to speak with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Wilmington, New Hanover County, Burgaw, Pender County, NC and Bolivia, Brunswick County, NC. These offenses can increase your insurance premiums and affect your driver's license. We can answer your questions and help you obtain the best result possible in order to protect your license and your rates. In addition, we can save you time, money and inconvenience.
Contact the Speaks Law Firm at (910) 341-7570 today for more information.