Speeding tickets are the most common traffic violation in the Raleigh area. Before listening to “legal advice” from a police officer or friend, consider the negative impact that a speeding ticket can have on your license and insurance rates.
Most people are not aware that the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has the ability to temporarily suspend your driver’s license for certain speeding violations. For example, a speeding conviction of traveling over 20 mph in a posted speed limit of 35 mph, or a speeding conviction of over 15 mph in a posted speed limit of 55 mph, or more, can both have this effect. So if you mistakenly pay your in-state or out-of-state speeding ticket by mail you cold end up having your license suspended.
The area of highest concern for many clients is how a speeding ticket in Wake County will affect their insurance rates. Accumulating points depends on your ticket and your record and most certainly can have a serious impact on your insurance rates, both short term and long term. If you mishandle your Wake County speeding ticket you could end up paying hundreds of dollars more in higher insurance premiums.
Unlike other counties in North Carolina the Wake County District Attorney's Office will not reduce a speeding ticket to an improper equipment charge.
Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486 for a free traffic consultation. We will walk you through the process and Explain how we can help you avoid an insurance increase and a possible DMV license revocation.
Common Questions for Wake County Traffic Tickets Include:
- How will this affect DMV points on my license?
- How will this affect points on my insurance?
- How do points correspond to an increase in insurance rates?
- How can you re-open a ticket I mistakenly paid by mail?
- What is a North Carolina PJC and how do I get one?
- Should I participate in driving school?
- Can community service help me get a PJC?