It’s not “just” a speeding ticket, and it’s far more than a reckless driving ticket – traffic tickets can mean thousands of dollars in increased insurance costs. While a single traffic ticket can raise your insurance rates and make you a target for police, several traffic violations will change your life dramatically.
In North Carolina, traffic offenses can encompass many kinds of violations. Convictions for speeding, reckless driving, illegal turns, driving without a valid license, leaving the scene of an accident, running a red light and other offenses can mean higher insurance rates, points against your driver’s license, fines, loss of driving privileges and other penalties. If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation, don’t discount it as a minor inconvenience. You need the advice of an experienced Raleigh traffic & speeding ticket attorney at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC.
Consequences of North Carolina Traffic Tickets
What can happen if you’re arrested for a traffic violation? Although many people imagine that they might just pay a ticket and be done with an offense, it often isn’t that simple. Of course, North Carolina traffic penalties vary with violations, but some of the consequences you could face include:
- Driver’s license points/DMV Points
- Increased insurance rates/increased insurance premiums
- Mandatory driver safety courses (4 and 8 hours)
- Community service
- Jail sentences
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
- Payment of fines/Payment of court costs
- Payment of restitution
The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel – Reputable Raleigh Traffic Ticket Attorneys
Getting a traffic ticket in North Carolina can be a serious ordeal. Not only will it affect your driving record, but it will also impact your wallet. In addition to fines and court costs, insurance companies have their own points systems, separate from the DMV point system. So your insurance rates could skyrocket for common violations like speeding.
If you want to lessen the impact of a traffic violation, contact the Raleigh traffic ticket attorneys at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel. We have successfully handled cases involving everything from speeding tickets to DWI/DUI to DWLR.
Call 919-585-1486 or use the convenient online form at the right of the page to submit your information, and we will contact you right away for a free consultation. Our office is located in Cary, NC and we handle traffic ticket cases in Wake County and Chatham County, North Carolina.