Don’t Let A Traffic Violation Cost You Your License
Traffic violations may seem like minor offenses, but their impact on your life may be greater than you would think. In North Carolina, traffic violations can result in the loss or limitation of your driver’s license or hefty fines. Depending on the severity of the offense, your insurance premiums may increase significantly. When that happens, some may try to drive without insurance, leading to even greater penalties.
If you are facing charges for a traffic violation, contact Tuttle Law in Winston-Salem for help.
Common Traffic Violations In North Carolina
At Tuttle Law, we understand the impact a traffic violation can have. We work with clients facing charges for a number of traffic offenses, including:
- Reckless driving
- Excessive speeding
- Driving without a valid license
- Hit-and-run incidents
- Failure to comply with directions from a traffic officer
Smaller offenses, like running a stop sign, can add points to your driving record and make the penalties for traffic offenses more serious down the road.
Fines typically range between $10 and $1,000, but more serious offenses can result in much harsher penalties. In some instances, you may be sentenced to spend several months in jail.
In North Carolina, if you accumulate 12 or more points on your driving record in a three-year span, you can face a license suspension of 60 days. Repeat offenders can face suspensions of a year or more.
Why Do I Need An Attorney?
For some traffic violations, you may think by paying the fine, everything’s ok. But the points keep building up and cost you your license. Additionally, North Carolina lists nearly 40 traffic offenses that mandate a court appearance, including:
- Failing to stop for emergency vehicles
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Auto accidents that resulted in death
- Fleeing arrest in a motor vehicle
If your traffic offense mandates a court appearance, having legal counsel may be essential. An experienced attorney can explain the potential consequences of your violation, provide legal advice about your rights and help you determine the best defense strategies for your case.
Call Us For Help Today
To schedule a consultation with our attorney and discuss the details of your traffic violation, call our Winston-Salem office at 336-276-0789 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you.