The benefits of obtaining a lawyer for a traffic violation substantially outweigh the risks of not having one. Even a simple speeding ticket can carry serious consequences, not to mention, dealing with a traffic or speeding ticket can be an inconvenient and expensive hassle. It could cause you to miss school, work, or other obligations when an experienced attorney can handle the ticket without you having to even appear in court.
Parton Buckingham, PLLC saves their clients money by working with the District Attorney to have the charges against them reduced or dismissed. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney will know the North Carolina traffic and insurance laws and best be able to assist you with your ticket. The lawyers at Parton Buckingham, PLLC will negotiate with the State of North Carolina in an honest effort to obtain the best possible resolution for your speeding or traffic ticket. It is in your best interest to obtain a proficient criminal lawyer to help you through the legal process.
In North Carolina, simply just paying the fine is equivalent to pleading guilty. Or, if you are found guilty of a traffic infraction or misdemeanor, you will likely receive driver’s license points, insurance points, and/or insurance rate increases. Driver’s license points could lead to the suspension of your license and insurance points could lead to an increase in your insurance payments.
Common driver’s license point penalties are:
Conviction Point Values
Aggressive driving 5
Passing a stopped school bus with children 5
Reckless driving 4
Illegal Passing 4
Running through a stop sign 3
Speeding more than 55 mph 3
Expired or no drivers license 3
Speeding through safety zone 3
Littering involving a motor vehicle 1
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
If you have a CDL and receive a traffic violation then the points assigned to that conviction will likely increase.
Insurance Points: In North Carolina, insurance companies follow the Safe Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP).
Drivers who are convicted of moving traffic violations and/or who cause accidents will be charged higher premiums in accordance with their driving records. SDIP points are charged as follows for convictions and at-fault accidents during a three-year period:
Points Percentage Increase
Insurance Points Offenses: Here are some of the offenses North Carolina has listed as causes for an insured to receive insurance points.
-- Chad Buckingham, Senior Partner
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7/27/2015 01:03:38 am
Informative! Law differs from state to state. Knowing it will be useful later. In NC, paying a fine is pleading yourself guilty. This doesn't sound good. However, rules are rules and everyone must follow it.
8/24/2017 09:41:11 pm
I have never had a traffic violation lawyer before nor have I have ever had a ticket. In the event that I may receive one, it is good to know that I have options and possibly an attorney to help me with my case. I agree now that it outweighs the risks to have one. This was great advice thanks!
11/1/2017 12:19:41 am
A very interesting article. Thank you for posting it.
12/8/2017 12:56:01 am
It was nice how you said in the beginning of the article that having a traffic ticket can cause me to miss school, work, or other obligations and so having an attorney is beneficial because they represent me in court. I was charged with speeding last night, and I know that I'm guilty. That's the reason why I need a traffic ticket attorney. Currently, I'm on probation at work, so I can't miss even a single day. Thanks for sharing. It really took a load off my chest.
3/14/2018 02:43:46 pm
I thought it was helpful that you mentioned that hiring a defense attorney for a traffic ticket can not only help you keep your record clean, but can also keep the insurance from charging you more. A friend of mine was in a car accident where the other person accused her of injuring them. Because she hired an attorney, she was able to get proof that she had not hurt the person, nor their vehicle.
4/28/2018 12:00:52 pm
I like that you point out that just simply paying the fine is the equivalent of just pleading guilty. My brother was pulled over yesterday. I think he should find a lawyer and fight the ticket.
5/8/2018 03:58:11 am
It's surprising to know that one benefit of getting a traffic law attorney is that it allows you to continue with your routine without having to appear in court, as simply paying the fine is equivalent to pleading guilty and may cause you to earn points against your insurance and driver's license. My brother mentioned that he was arrested because of a traffic law infraction. Knowing this, I'll mention to him that he should get in touch with a traffic law attorney that can help him with his case.
5/22/2018 10:28:47 am
I like how you said that having a traffic lawyer will greatly outweigh any risks of not having one. One of our sons gets pulled over pretty regularly for speeding it seems and it is getting ridiculous. We'll have to look into getting a lawyer to see if that will help him out.
I've been looking for a traffic law attorney for my wife since she got a ticket. I like that you talked about how you want to look at what the points are for a traffic attorney and I think that being able to get some tips would be nice. I'm going to have to look for a good traffic law attorney and see if we can keep the points off her ticket!
12/21/2018 04:13:36 pm
That is a great point that the benefits of having a lawyer for traffic violations outweigh the risks of not having one. Maybe it would be a good idea for me to get a traffic lawyer since I just got a speeding ticket. It would be nice so they could help me bring down the price of the fine.
10/8/2019 11:20:57 am
It's interesting to know that driving on the wrong side of the road only gives you two points. It seems like something that is really dangerous. Especially if the road is busy. If I saw a car speeding towards me I would have a heart attack.
12/10/2019 12:12:33 pm
It was really helpful when you said that an attorney can benefit you by helping you handle your ticket so you can't miss work. Last night I got my very first speeding ticket in my life, and I was wondering if I should hire an attorney or not. I really appreciate you helping me understand the benefits of hiring a lawyer for a traffic ticket.
7/9/2020 07:52:34 pm
Fantastic article. Thanks for helping me learn more about dealing with traffic tickets. I had no idea that traffic tickets accumulate driver license points, which could lead into unwanted results such as license suspension. My friend got a traffic ticket the other day, and he's curious if paying it would suffice. I'll share this with him and suggest that he contact a local attorney for legal advice.
8/5/2020 09:27:23 am
I never knew that a traffic lawyer can actually help us reduce our traffic sentences. The other day my brother mentioned that he needs a traffic lawyer to help reevaluate his traffic credit. I will advise him to hire a traffic attorney soon.
4/22/2021 01:09:38 pm
It's valuable that you mention that hiring a lawyer for a traffic violation can help keep your insurance rate from rising. My wife got a traffic ticket last week, so I'm thinking about finding a lawyer for her. I'm going to search for a reliable traffic lawyer in the area that can help.
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10/8/2022 03:04:27 am
I found it interesting when you said that you could prevent the risks waiting for you if you ignore having a lawyer for your case. A couple of days ago, a friend of mine mentioned he was given a ticket for a traffic violation. He asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to do. I love this enlightening article. I'll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if he consults a trusted traffic ticket lawyer as they can help him with all his concerns.
3/10/2023 12:29:28 pm
Thank you for letting me know that we should call an experienced attorney if we received a ticket. My friend wants to hire a traffic citation lawyer. I should advise him to hire one with vast experience in their field.
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