How Can I Get My Speeding or Traffic Ticket Dismissed?
The Possibility of Dismissal for Traffic Tickets
There are times when some traffic tickets can be dismissed, but much depends on the charge as well as the prosecutor. Speeding can be extremely tough to beat and is discussed further below. Fortunately, some traffic tickets are easier to handle with the proper experience. For example, if you are charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, we are typically able to get those charges dismissed if you were insured at the time and if we are able to show a prosecutor proof that your insurance company is taking care of the damage.
Speeding tickets are a whole lot harder to get dismissed. In Wake County, unlike other counties around the State of North Carolina, the Wake County District Attorney’s Office has a policy to not dismiss speeding tickets or reduce them to improper equipment. That does not mean that dismissals are never achievable, however. What it means is that we need a pretty good reason before it becomes an option. Even skilled, veteran traffic lawyers have an uphill battle when it comes to getting speeding tickets dismissed at the Raleigh Courthouse.
There are also situations when an officer will write on a ticket that he or she would prefer that a prosecutor not reduce a ticket. They typically do this when they feel that the person they ticketed gave them a hard time. If a cop asks a prosecutor not to reduce a charge it makes our job extremely difficult.
None of this is to say that there are not creative ways that tickets can be handled that minimize or entirely avoid the potential insurance and DMV consequences. It is our standard operating procedure to run a driving record in every case in which we represent a client on a traffic ticket, whether it be speeding, a red light violation or passing an emergency vehicle.
Creativity, experience, and persistence are key in handling traffic tickets properly. At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, we make sure that use them all to our clients’ advantage.
Our traffic lawyers help people throughout Wake County, North Carolina. We frequently handle offenses arising out of the following cities: Garner, Wendell, Wake Forest, New Hope, Holly Springs, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville, Cary, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville and Zebulon.