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Charged With Hit and Run? Here's What You Need to Know

A hit and run, also known as leaving the scene of an accident, is when a driver is involved in an accident with a pedestrian, another car, or a fixed object, and leaves the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to anyone who is hurt. A...

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North Carolina Traffic Law FAQs

(With Answers From an Experienced Charlotte Traffic Attorney) No, we don't think many of you spend your free time looking up North Carolina traffic laws just for fun. But we do think there are plenty of traffic laws that are hard to understand, not...

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Most Common Reasons for Traffic Stops in North Carolina

From running a red light to DWI, there were over a million traffic stops in North Carolina in 2018. That's a lot of drivers being pulled over for a range of reasons. While state reports break down traffic stops by age, the reason for stops and...

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In North Carolina, Texting and Driving is Illegal: But What About Talking and Driving?

In 2018, 123 people died in North Carolina because of distracted driving and fatalities involving texting and driving account for 9 percent of all fatal auto accidents nationwide from 2012 to 2018. Distracted driving is a life and death issue across...

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Traffic Stops and the Fourth Amendment: Know Your Rights

Traffic Stops and the Fourth Amendment: Know Your Rights The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution addresses search and seizure and the public. Part of the amendment states: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,...

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Speeding Could Land You in More Trouble Than You May Think

Speeding is just like any other habit. The more you speed and don't get caught, the more likely you are to continue speeding. Whether you're in the habit of justifying speeding with the "5 mph over myth“ or you're a bit of a gambler who likes to...

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Traffic Tickets In North Carolina: Points, Penalties and a Prayer!

Most of us speed sometimes or "roll" through a stop sign. We text when we should be looking at the road, we forget to use our turn signal, or we just lose focus and drift into another lane. We all take liberties out on the road, and sometimes we get...

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Speeding Ticket? Don't Take the Easy Way Out

North Carolina makes it easy to pay off your speeding ticket. You can mail it in, pay it in person and on the internet. Maybe too easy. Paying off your speeding ticket can be a big mistake. When you pay your speeding ticket instead of fighting the...

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Run and You're Done: North Carolina Speeding Law Means Business

Because so many people have so much access to media these days, many laws are promoted with catchy titles like "Booze It and Lose It" or "Click It or Ticket," and North Carolina is no exception. The  "Run and You’re Done" law has a pretty memorable...

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When You Get a Speeding Ticket, Try to Keep Your Sense of Humor

No, we don't think there's anything funny about getting a speeding ticket, or any other traffic ticket. But. Keeping your sense of humor when things go wrong is a pretty good idea. Besides, when you get charged with any traffic violation, The Jason...

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