Traffic violations are among the most common offenses in the United States. What’s more, a large percentage of those who are pulled over for traffic stops (around half) are issued a ticket. While low-level traffic offenses are not likely to result in any severe penalties, other crimes, such as driving with a suspended license, are treated harshly.
North Carolina traffic lawyer Jonathan Breeden at Breeden Law Office knows that a traffic offense can be a daunting prospect, even for a seasoned driver. With our detailed knowledge of the state’s traffic code and considerable resources at our disposal, we can help you avoid the drastic repercussions to your driving record that a traffic violation can cause.
Most people take driving from place to place for granted. They get groceries, drive to the mall, and make their way to and from work. Sometimes, though, rules are broken in the midst of getting from point A to point B. Other times, more serious crimes are committed, such as driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license. These offenses are assigned to criminal District Court and can lead to costly fines as well as prolonged license suspensions.
Traffic violations that are commonly committed include, but are not limited to:
In North Carolina, there are two relevant points systems related to driving. The first is maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Simply put, the accumulation of 12 points within a three year period leads to a license suspension.
Different traffic violations have different point values. For example, aggressive driving is worth six points, while speeding is generally worth three points. It is for this reason that it is absolutely essential to fight any traffic violations you receive. If you do not request that the violation be dismissed, it will only be a matter of time before your license is suspended or revoked.
Insurance points are similar to DMV points in that they are accumulated for certain crimes and traffic offenses. The only difference is that insurance points determine how much your insurance provider is allowed to charge you. The Safety Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP) has been around since 1957 and was designed to encourage safe driving. On average, those with insurance points will pay anywhere from 25 to 340 percent more for their car insurance.
Whether you are accused of running a red light or improper passing, you should seriously consider fighting your ticket in court. If you choose to let it go, you risk license suspension or excessive insurance premiums.
North Carolina traffic lawyer Jonathan Breeden at Breeden Law Office will listen to your side of the story, ensuring that all of the details are gathered before you appear in a courthouse in either Smithfield, Lillington or Raleigh. From there, we will utilize our considerable skill and a number of legal strategies to achieve the best possible result for you and your license.
To avoid the stress of accumulating points through your insurance and the DMV, call (919) 661-4970 now.
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