What is an Improper Equipment Reduction?
Improper Equipment in NC can be described as faulty equipment or mechanical issues. In NC, it is a lesser offense than a speeding ticket. It is a non-moving violation that is subject to the discretion of the District Attorney.
How do I know if I can get an Improper Equipment Reduction?
You may be allowed a reduction to Improper Equipment for a speeding ticket, so long as you meet certain criteria:
1. You have not had more than 1 other moving violation in the last 3 years.
2. You have not had more than 3 moving violations within 10 years.
3. You have not had any other Improper Equipment reductions within 3 years.
4. You were not speeding more than 20mph over the posted limit AND not in excess of 85mph.
What are the costs and fines to have my ticket reduced to Improper Equipment?
The State of North Carolina assesses an additional fine for Improper Equipment reductions. The court costs and fines are generally $263.00 for Improper Equipment Reduction in Wake County.
Will my insurance increase if I am found responsible of Improper Equipment in NC?
Improper Equipment is a non-moving violation and does not result in points on your insurance OR your driver’s license.
Will I need to appear in court to get my ticket reduced to Improper Equipment?
Most traffic citations in North Carolina can be resolved without the driver being required to appear in a North Carolina court. If you are eligible to have your ticket reduced to Improper Equipment, our office can have your appearance waived while we request your reduction. You would need to sign a “waiver of appearance” form to allow us to appear in court on your behalf.
If you’ve received a speeding ticket in Wake County and you have questions about getting that ticket reduced to Improper Equipment, or you would like to know what other options you may have, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation to speak with a speeding ticket lawyer. We can tell you over the phone how we can help you in traffic court offer a free consultation for you speeding and traffic tickets.