While handling your own traffic ticket may seem like a more cost-effective route, traffic charges should not be brushed off or taken lightly. While you may be thinking your traffic ticket doesn’t carry the same stigma and penalty as more serious crimes, be aware that even lower-level traffic offenses, like speeding, can come with significant fines, increased insurance rates (which no one at the courthouse is obligated to tell you about) and even the loss of your driving privilege. More serious driving offenses or a series or reoccurring pattern of less serious offenses by the same driver, could even result in jail time. We will be happy to explain the possible consequences of the various violations and represent you with the same zeal with which we represent clients charged with extremely serious crimes. We take the mystery out of the process and increase the chances of the least serious outcome while reducing your inconvenience.
So why do you need a lawyer for a simple traffic ticket.
Well, even in something as simple as traffic ticket, you have a lot at
stake. If handled improperly, your insurance could go up by leaps and
bounds for a full three years. Worse yet you could make a whopper of a
mistake and end up getting your own license revoked. And unless you
handle traffic tickets every day it is extremely unlikely that you will
know how to handle a particular ticket under a particular set of
circumstances. To start with, unlike many other counties, the Wake
County District Attorney's Office does not reduce speeding tickets to
improper equipment. Some people believe that a prayer for judgment or
PJC is like duct tape for a traffic ticket; they think it can fix
anything. It can't. Sometimes you can't get them when you really need
them and other times you get them when you really didn't want one in the
first place. It's a coin toss as to which is worse. Either way, one
mistake will cost you a lot of money to fix. Only a good traffic
attorney who does the homework and checks your driving record carefully
most common mistake that people make is simply mailing in a check and
paying a ticket off. Lots of people don't realize that is the same
thing as pleading guilty. You may not realize it when you're mailing in
a check, but this will come back to bite you when it's time to write
another check to your insurance company. The cost of an attorney is
likely to be a whole lot less than the increase in insurance premiums.
Whether you have a speeding ticket, a stop sign or red light violation, or even a careless and reckless driving citation, we can help.
Our traffic lawyers help people throughout Wake County, North Carolina. We frequently handle offenses arising out of the following cities: Wendell, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Garner, Rolesville, Knightdale, Raleigh, New Hope, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, Zebulon, Apex and Cary.