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 charges, you are pleading guilty. When you plead guilty without understanding the consequences, you could be pleading guilty to a violation that could suspend your license, create a criminal record, and send your auto insurance premiums through the roof. See how easy that was!   Before you make any hasty decisions, talk to a Charlotte traffic attorney. They have a wealth of information and insight that can save you money, time, and harsh consequences. They know how to challenge speeding tickets successful, they never take the easy way out, and they know all the answers to your burning questions: How many points will I get from my speeding ticket? This is by far the most common question a criminal defense attorney hears from drivers charged with speeding. Well, one of them. The answer to this question depends on the nature of your speeding ticket or traffic violation. The official answer is right here. The answer if you hire an experienced traffic attorney is "less"! Can I go to jail if I drive while my license is revoked? Quite possibly. Depending on your driving record and the reason why your license was revoked, without a good traffic lawyer, it's up in the air. There are two types of these charges. If your revocation was from a DWI, you're looking at a Class 1 misdemeanor if you get caught. Throw in any other factors like speeding or reckless driving, and you could be risking jail time. Stop driving and call an attorney.   Do I have to go to court? Do you mean can you just pay the ticket and go on with your life? If you do, then you have to go back to the beginning of this article and start all over. If you mean can your traffic attorney go for you, then the answer is "yes." A lawyer can appear on your behalf for almost every North Carolina speeding ticket. As long as your charge is for a waivable offense, you're good to go. What happens if I miss my court date? Experienced traffic attorneys don't miss court dates.   If you have more burning questions about your speeding ticket, call The Law Offices of Jason H. Reece in Charlotte at 704-714-8888 or fill out this contact form for a free consultation.