Whether you reside in North Carolina or are visiting from another state, you're expected to abide by the rules of the road. If you violate the law, you can be ticketed and will be expected to pay the fines assessed against you or perhaps even to appear in court, depending on the offense.
Though you might not think a traffic ticket is that big of a deal at first, the longer you let it sit without taking action, the more havoc it can wreak on your driving privileges later on. At my law firm, Dylan W. Greenwood, Attorney at Law PLLC, I fully understand all of the consequences you can face if you ignore a traffic ticket in North Carolina, and I want to make sure you don't face them without proper legal representation.
The Consequences Of Ignoring Traffic Tickets
In Winston-Salem and throughout North Carolina, ignoring a traffic ticket is considered a terrible idea because this decision can lead to the suspension or revocation of your driver's license. Without your license, you can't legally operate a motor vehicle in North Carolina — or elsewhere for that matter — without risking further violations and fines.
If you're an out-of-state driver, such as a commercial truck driver, ignoring a North Carolina traffic ticket can interfere with your driver's license in your home state as well. That's because North Carolina reports license suspensions and revocations to the National Driver Register. Motor vehicle agencies in other states can look at this database to see if someone is considered a problem driver. If a driver has been reported, they may be denied a license, including a commercial driver's license, in their home state.
Address Your Traffic Ticket Swiftly And Effectively
Whether you received a traffic ticket for drunk driving or another traffic violation, you should know that it's hard work trying to explain to a judge and prosecutors why you think your charges should be dismissed. The courts may even charge you steeper fees because you're trying to do this by yourself.
I take pride in the fact that I have fostered relationships with judges and the DA because I know this can work in your favor. My good rapport gets the opposition to listen to your side of the story, saving you time, money and energy in the long run.
If you've received a traffic ticket in Forsyth County, or the surrounding Triad, I encourage you to contact my law firm, Dylan W. Greenwood, Attorney at Law PLLC. I have considerable experience handling traffic violation cases and I am a lawyer who can help you protect your driving privileges. Call my Winston-Salem office at 336-794-6138 today to start your initial case evaluation.