Traffic Ticket Defense in Winston-Salem, NC
Contest Your Ticket With Expert Legal Help
In addition to the myriad areas of practice we offer, our firm also offers staunch traffic ticket defense for North Carolina drivers. Our traffic ticket defense can range from simple parking and speeding violations to more serious traffic violations like aggressive driving and even vehicular homicide. If you need quality traffic ticket defense, look no further than Freedman, Thompson, Witt, Ceberio & Byrd, PLLC.
How A Lawyer Can Help You
For most people, paying for a traffic ticket seems like an inevitability, even if they maintain they are innocent. Unfortunately, violations like speeding can come with sizable fines, on top of court fees. If you are looking at a violation that could be financially costly or stain your driving record, it may help to hire a lawyer to work on your case.
How Tickets Harm Your Driving Record
Anyone who has gotten a ticket knows that it can be costly, but certain violations can actually add points to your driving record. North Carolina, like many states, utilizes a point system to track violations. The point system is based on the perceived severity of each infraction. For example, littering will net you 1 point added to your record, while driving without insurance will net 3 points. Not to mention that certain violations can cause your insurance rate to increase as well.
If you accumulate 7 points in three years, you will receive a warning letter from the DMV. Accumulating 12 points in a three-year span can result in a suspension of your license for up to 60 days. By hiring a lawyer, you can fight to have these violations removed from your record and avoid paying fines.
Can I Expunge My Ticket?
If you’ve already been charged with a traffic ticket, it is technically possible to use an expungement on it (except for DWI convictions). This is generally not recommended, since you are only allowed one expungement in your lifetime (with very specific exceptions). However, if you have accumulated 7 points within 3 years, you can take a driver improvement clinic that will erase 3 points from your record upon completion.
We’re Here to Help You Fight Your Traffic Ticket
If you or someone you know has received a traffic ticket, you may have a good chance at fighting it in court. To learn more about traffic ticket defense and how we can help, feel free to give us a call or send us an email to schedule your free consultation.