Receiving a traffic citation can be, at the very least, frustrating. Make no mistake, North Carolina’s traffic citation laws are designed to punish you. Gone are the days when you could pay a simple $25 fine and be on your way. A simple traffic ticket can lead to:
- Court costs of at least $180
- A fine of $25 or more
- Driver’s License points – enough of these can cause you to lose your driver’s license!
- Insurance Points – even 1 point is a mandatory increase in your insurance rates!
- In severe cases, traffic issues can mean high fines, steep increases in insurance costs ― and even the immediate loss of your driver’s license.
Because of North Carolina’s traffic citation law, you’re going to spend a couple hundred dollars on just a simple speeding ticket – even if you handle this yourself! In addition, plea offers that can be obtained from the State are difficulty to determine and vary from county to county. The District attorney’s office cannot advise you as to what plea you should or shouldn’t take. Wouldn’t it be better to spend your money on hiring an attorney to make sure that it’s done right and that you get the best possible outcome?