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Charlotte Traffic Citations: Let's Make a Deal!

North Carolina and Charlotte DAs are making it super easy to pay traffic citations for speeding, running red lights, and other traffic charges. Most traffic tickets in Charlotte can be paid online with the click of a button and there are even special...

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I Got a Traffic Ticket in Charlotte, NC—Now What?

The District Attorney's office in Mecklenburg County deals with almost 200,000 traffic cases each year. From your run-of-the-mill speeding ticket to more serious charges like DWIs, the DA has all they can handle. Because of the high volume of...

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Most Common Reasons for Traffic Stops in North Carolina

ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE: 08/22/2019 UPDATED: 10/28/2021 From running a red light to DWI, there were almost a million traffic stops in North Carolina in 2020. That's a lot of drivers being pulled over for a range of reasons. While state...

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Should You Take Sobriety Tests if You're Pulled for DUI?

There are a lot of pieces to the DUI puzzle. From specific laws for underage DUIs and repeat offenders to different types of defenses strategies, it can be hard to know exactly what is involved in a particular DUI arrest. But there's one thing in...

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North Carolina Traffic Law FAQs

(With Answers From an Experienced Charlotte Traffic Attorney) ORIGINALLY POSTED: SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 UPDATED: OCTOBER 27, 2021 No, we don't think many of you spend your free time looking up North Carolina traffic laws just for fun. But we do...

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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...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid After Being Arrested For ANYTHING!

Any good attorney will tell you: it's often what you say or do after being charged with a traffic offense or crime that can determine the outcome. This field-tested advice applies to speeding tickets, DWIs, DUIs, drug charges, misdemeanors, and,...

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Do You Know What to Do if You Get Pulled Over in North Carolina?

Most of us are aware that there is a lot of tension in the Law Enforcement sector these days in Charlotte and across the state, and nowhere is that more evident than in traffic stops. Whether it's simply from misunderstandings about what a driver...

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Are You Really More Likely to Get a Speeding Ticket in a Red Car?

  So you're cruising around Charlotte on a Saturday night in your almost-brand-new Candy Apple Red Corvette. The streets aren't too crowded so you give it the gas and pick up speed. Then you see it. Blue lights in the rearview. Ten...

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The Top 5 Myths of Traffic Ticket Charges

Whether you call them urban legends, common myths, or even “fake news,” there is a lot of misinformation about things and traffic tickets are no exception. If you get pulled over for speeding or some other traffic violation in Mecklenburg...

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