Can A Speeding Ticket Cause Me To Lose My License?

Yes, if you are found guilty of speeding at a high rate of speed your license may be suspended. Additionally, your license may be suspended if you accumulate enough points. North Carolina operates on a point system, and if you receive 12 points on your license, it will be suspended by the state. This means that if you are driving with a suspended license and you are pulled over, you may also be arrested for driving without a valid license.

You can pay your tickets online, but that also means that you are effectively pleading guilty to the infraction. Not only will your insurance increase, but your license may be suspended depending on the speed and the speed zone in which you were stopped. It is always best to call an attorney to make sure you handle your ticket the best way. 

If you received a letter from DMV after paying a ticket off online in North Carolina or out of state, give our office a call. We may be able to request a hearing at the DMV to prevent your license suspension. 

If you have questions, you can call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, located in Cary, NC for a FREE consultation at 919-585-1486. You may also email Kristi Haddock or Wiley Nickel at or, respectively.


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.