Facing Serious Traffic Violations In North Carolina
A traffic violation is typically an offense in which an individual while operating a vehicle, violates local or state traffic laws. These offenses are typically considered misdemeanors, though some can escalate to felony offenses and include:
- Excessive speeding
- Speeding to elude police
- Driving while license is revoked
- Careless or reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Death by motor vehicle
A conviction for any of these offenses could result in jail time, loss of driving privileges, insurance and driver’s license points, supervised probation and/or high fines. With any of these offenses, you need an attorney to assist you in making the right choices through a complex weave of criminal law and motor vehicle regulations.
At Coalter Law, PLLC, we have considerable experience handling serious traffic violations in North Carolina. The fees we end up charging clients vary according to how many charges the individual is facing, how complex the issues are and whether or not there will be a trial.
Facing Minor Traffic Violations In North Carolina
Unlike serious traffic violations, minor traffic offenses are considered infractions. These include:
- Parking offenses
- Driving without a license
- Driving without a commercial driver’s license
- Texting and driving
- Speeding less than 15 MPH over the limit
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Vehicle registration offenses
Although the police officer may tell you to pay off your traffic ticket, you should know that doing so means that the offense will show up on your driving record as a conviction. For example, if you receive a moving violation, a conviction for this offense will result in a large increase in your insurance for at least three years.
At Coalter Law, PLLC, we are well-equipped to handle minor traffic offenses and charge a nominal fee to residents in and around Greensboro. In most instances, you will not have to appear in court. We will resolve the case for you and send you further instructions in the mail, such as where to pay fines or court costs. In some instances, if you provide us with the necessary compliance information, your charge could be dismissed altogether.
Don’t Delay – Contact Coalter Law, PLLC, Today
Whether you’re facing a minor traffic offense or a serious traffic violation, you should consider consulting with a lawyer in order to fully understand how to navigate the legal process while still protecting your rights. By talking directly to an attorney, you get an opportunity to tell your whole story while giving your lawyer an equal opportunity to ask you detailed questions, advise you and provide you with any written materials you may need.