Wake County Speeding Tickets… To Pay or Not Pay?

Wake County Speeding Tickets…….. To Pay or Not Pay?

Every day in North Carolina, thousands of people across the state, are pulled over by the police and given traffic tickets. Here in Wake County some of the most common traffic offenses are Speeding, Driving While License Revoked and DWI. Once you receive a ticket you should contact an attorney and see if they can resolve your issue with minimal damage to your driver’s license and your auto insurance rates.

Traffic violations carry the threat of increased insurance points and license points. The goal of any good traffic law attorney should be to minimize your exposure to these points and see that the client receives quality representation.

For some of the more minor charges, i.e. speeding, the defendant has the option to just mail in a check and plead guilty to the charge. Unfortunately some people do this and waive there right to challenge the traffic violation. People do this because they don’t understand the true cost a guilty plea has or they just don’t want to deal with it. Some may think that they are saving money by not hiring an attorney but in the long run it can cost you so much more. In many cases a guilty plea on a traffic violation can result in your insurance rate going up 25% to 400%. And this increase can last up to 3 years!

In addition to receiving insurance points (which make your insurance rates higher) you are at risk of getting license points. Points on your license can lead to your driver’s license being revoked.

If you have been charged with any traffic offense please call The Gurney Law Firm at (919) 930-4027 and see how your traffic charge can be resolved best.

 

 

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