Answers To Your Questions About Speeding Tickets
At Greenwood Law, we take speeding tickets seriously. While they may seem minor, they can have a significant impact on your insurance rates and even your ability to retain a North Carolina driver’s license. Below, we provide answers to some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions.
I was cited for speeding; can I lose my North Carolina license?
If caught speeding, you can lose your license if going over 15 mph above a speed limit that is 55 mph or greater. Despite this law, an experienced defense attorney can find ways to help you regain your driving privilege.
I was cited for speeding; do I have to appear in court?
Generally, you or your attorney must appear in court on the court date given on your speeding citation. Occasionally, you may be able to pay for the ticket online, however, this is admitting guilt and not in your best interests. Paying off a ticket, can result in higher insurance premiums for the next few years and points on your license. It can cost you a lot more in the long run versus getting an attorney to represent your ticket.
How will my speeding ticket affect my insurance?
It depends on the rate of speed cited, your driving history, age, and the driving history of those on your insurance. It is important to consult with an attorney, as a better outcome can lead to minimized effects on your insurance costs.
I received a ticket in a county where I do not reside, may I handle it in my home county/state court?
No, either you or your attorney must be present to handle your ticket in the county where it was given.