Traditionally, speed limits around schools are lowered to protect children and pedestrian crossing during school hours. The limit will not be below 20 mph and drivers should receive ample notice from preceding signs in the area. The signs must not only designate the lower speed, but also the time-frame in which the speed is enforced.
A normal speeding charge in Wake County can normally be reduced with the help of an experienced traffic attorney. However, a speeding ticket in a school zone can be much more difficult to reduce for obvious safety reasons.
At the judge’s discretion, you may be able to get a prayer for judgement continued. In order to get a PJC, most judges will also require community service. The benefit of a PJC as a result of successfully completing community service is that your insurance rates will not increase as a result of your ticket.
If you try to handle this particular type of ticket alone, it is likely that it will result in a conviction. Don’t go it alone! Our experienced traffic attorneys can help determine if you are eligible for a PJC or work on getting you the best outcome possible for your situation. Without an attorney, you’re looking at the possibility of DMV points on your license and an increase in insurance premiums. Save yourself the time, money, and stress and call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at (919)585-1486. We handle traffic matters in Wake County including Raleigh, Morrisville, Cary, Apex, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Zebulon, Wake Forest and Holly Springs.