How Do I Avoid Insurance Points for Wake County Speeding Tickets?

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?

Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.