Speeding and other traffic tickets are often not a pay it and forget it ordeal. Paying your traffic ticket means you are pleading guilty to a traffic offense and can be a significant burden in the future if not handled properly. You should contact our experienced defense attorneys to avoid convictions for speeding and traffic offenses. Not only do you have to pay your fine, you will likely also received driving points added to your driving record, your insurance rates may go up and depending on your driving history you may lose your license.

License Points

In North Carolina, a conviction for a moving violation such as speeding and traffic tickets mean that points will be added to your driving record. These points remain on your record for three years. If you receive more than twelve points in a three year period your license will be suspended for sixty days. You could also lose your license for a period of six months if you receive another eight points on your driving record in the three years following a reinstatement.

Insurance Points

In addition to license points, convictions for speeding and traffic tickets result in the assessment of insurance points as well. As you can see below, these insurance points for speeding or other traffic offenses have a direct result on your insurance rates.

Insurance Surcharge Table

One 25%
Two 45%
Three 65%
Four 90%
Five 120%
Six 150%
Seven 180%
Eight 220%
Nine 260%
Ten 300%
Eleven 350%
Twelve 400%

With the help of our experienced attorneys in your speeding or traffic matter, you may be able to avoid losing your license or paying higher insurance premiums. We may be able to have your speeding of traffic ticket dismissed on a technical basis or it may be possible to negotiate a reduction in the charge to lessen the impact of a speeding or traffic ticket. An added benefit of hiring an attorney for your speeding or traffic tickets is that it is also possible that you may not have to appear in court to address your charges.

If you have received a speeding or other traffic ticket in southeastern North Carolina our experienced professional attorneys can help. Contact us today.

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