Raleigh, NC Traffic Attorneys on Stop Signs and Red Light Violations
Hire a Good Wake County Traffic Attorney to Help You with Stop Sign or Red Light Violations
Stop sign violations and red light violations are governed under the same North Carolina statute. The statute states that drivers’ are not to enter an intersection on a red light, but, as you know, entering the intersection while the light is yellow is perfectly legal. Likewise, you cannot enter an intersection without coming to a complete stop if there is a stop sign.
If you were stopped by a cop who wrote you a ticket for a red light or stop sign violation please continue reading. If you received a ticket via mail because of a red light camera, skip to the bottom by clicking here to read about mail-in tickets.
Much like speeding, both of these violations seem simple to deal with and many people think that they are easy to simply put behind you. But if not handled carefully, stop sign and stop light violations, like speeding, can have big repercussions in fees, insurance premiums, and even your ability to drive.
If you are charged with a red light or stop sign violation, there are a number of options that can be pursued aside from just pleading guilty. Depending on your specific situation, it might be best for you to take a prayer for judgment continued (PJC), make some sort of plea agreement involving driving school or community service in exchange for a non-moving violation or a city code violation. Of course, you can always choose to go to trial. The best traffic attorneys will work with you to find the best solution. Attempting to handle a stop sign or red light ticked without counsel can be a huge mistake. Be smart. You can trust that the Raleigh Traffic Lawyers of Kurtz and Blum know what the best outcome depending on your particular situation.
At Kurtz & Blum, our traffic attorneys will examine your driving record and discuss with you your options. Let us turn your otherwise inconvenient and costly mistake into nothing more than a pesky speed bump.
Mail-In Tickets and Fines:
- On the other hand, if you received a ticket via mail-in you should go ahead and pay the fine. While pleading guilty to this big-brother style of government is more than annoying, you will not receive any points on your license or see your insurance rates pick up. This is one instance where paying the fine can't spiral into other negative repercussions.
Our traffic attorneys help people throughout Wake County, North Carolina. We frequently handle offenses arising out of the following cities: Raleigh, Zebulon, Rolesville, Holly Springs, Apex, New Hope, Wendell, Garner, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wake Forest and Morrisville.