Effective immediately, the Wake County District Attorney’s Office will implement a policy allowing certain North Carolina speed-related charges to be disposed of by a plea of responsible to improper equipment. Because improper equipment is considered a non-moving violation, no license or insurance points are assessed against the driver. This is a very important change as insurance points will lead to a huge increase in your insurance premiums and DMV points could lead to a suspension of your license.
This is a change that The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel has been requesting for quite a while. Most of the rest of North Carolina allows for reductions to improper equipment. The effect of the prior policy was to make driving and insurance costs much higher in the Raleigh than the surrounding areas. This new policy will have the effect of making driving less costly for Wake County residents. Effectively it allows safe drivers with that one minor speeding ticket to have a chance to avoid a huge increase in their insurance costs.
In order to qualify for a Wake County improper equipment reduction, you must meet the following criteria:
§ Provide a certified North Carolina driving record showing:
o No more than 1 other moving violation in the last 3 years
o No more than 3 moving violations within 10 years
o No improper equipment reductions within 3 years
§ Charged with speeding 20 mph or less over the posted limit and not in excess of 85 mph
§ Resolve the case by the 3rd setting in the disposition courtroom (Courtroom 101)
§ Pay fines and court costs of more than $263.
§ If under the age of 21, complete a 4 hour driving course at an approved driving school
If you have a speeding ticket in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation. One of our experienced Raleigh speeding ticket lawyers will discuss whether you’re eligible to have your Wake County speeding ticket reduced to improper equipment (a non-moving violation). When you’re looking for the best Raleigh speeding ticket lawyer for the job visit our website for more information about how we can help. It’s likely that we can appear on your behalf and save you the time and costs of going to court.