What should I do after I receive a speeding ticket in North Carolina?
Do not pay your speeding ticket without calling an attorney. Contact a Raleigh Speeding Ticket Lawyer for more information. Most local attorneys offer free consultations. Paying your ticket may lead to a suspension of your driving privileges and could cause your insurance to go through the roof.
Can I represent myself in traffic court?
Yes but it’s generally a really bad idea. An experienced attorney will review your DMV record to handle your case in the best way possible. The goal for most clients is a reduction to the non-moving violation on improper equipment and also to receive zero insurance points. If you mishandle your ticket you may find that your license is suspended or you will receive a steep hike in your insurance premiums. Our rates start at $98 and we are generally able to go to court on your behalf.
Does the officer have to prove his/her radar was working properly?
No. The radar simply corroborates the officer’s visual estimate of your rate of speed. No radar reading is required to convict you of speeding. The officer simply needs to state that based on his/her training that your estimated speed was 75 in a 55 to get a conviction. That’s not easy to beat at trial.
Can the District Attorney in Traffic Court Reduce my ticket?
They can dismiss, reduce or amend your ticket to another charge (like Improper Equipment). Then only a judge can give you a PJC. An experience speeding ticket attorney will know what type of reduction or amended charge is best for you.
How much are the court costs and fines for most speeding tickets?
The costs generally range and no two cases are alike. For a reduction to improper equipment you’re probably looking at $263 for Wake County. The in Wake County a speeding ticket would probably have court costs and fines of only $188 or $198. While Improper Equipment is higher in terms of costs it’s much better because it’s a non-moving violation and you don’t have to worry about the possibility of losing your safe driver discount for some carries.
Wake County Speeding Ticket Lawyer/Chatham County Traffic Ticket Attorney
If you received a speeding ticket in Wake County or Chatham County, North Carolina please contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation. You can reach us at 919-585-1486. Our office is located in Cary, NC.