Protect Your Driving Privileges After A Traffic Violation
Many drivers view traffic citations as no big deal. They pay the fine, perhaps somewhat disgruntled by the cost, but decide it’s less hassle than challenging the citation. Or they try to navigate traffic court on their own, figuring it’s not worth the cost to enlist a defense lawyer. Unfortunately, these approaches often lead to harsher long-term consequences than they anticipate.
At Frasier & Griffin, PLLC, we help people take a more strategic approach to traffic tickets – one that protects their driving privileges and avoids further headaches down the road. We can assess your situation and help you determine the right approach for addressing the citation. Our defense lawyers handle traffic violations throughout the Raleigh and Durham areas.
The Long-Term Impact Of Traffic Violations
When you pay a traffic citation, you’re pleading guilty to the offense. That means you will have a traffic violation on your record, which can result in increased auto insurance premiums. It can also jeopardize your license.
Under North Carolina’s traffic points system, if you accumulate too many points on your driving record, you could face license suspension ranging from 60 days up to a year. Nobody wants to lose their driving privileges due to moving violations. Challenging the citation rather than pleading guilty can protect your record.
Common Types Of Traffic Offenses
Our traffic ticket attorneys are well-versed in the nuances of North Carolina traffic laws. We can help you fight tickets and charges such as:
- Hit and run
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Following too closely
We also handle more serious criminal charges involving traffic offenses such as:
- Driving under suspension or revocation
- Fleeing police
- Hit and runs involving injury or death
- Negligent homicide
A conviction for these charges can result in jail time and other harsh consequences.
How To Fight Traffic Tickets
With any kind of traffic offense, you have the right to challenge it in court. The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you violated the law. “Beyond a reasonable doubt” is the highest burden of proof in the legal system.
Depending on your circumstances, you may have any number of grounds to challenge the prosecution’s case. Maybe they don’t have enough evidence to convict you. Maybe their evidence isn’t watertight. Maybe the police violated your rights in a way that affects your case. Even if the prosecution has a strong case, they might be open to accepting a plea deal that keeps the citation off your record.
In short, there are many possible avenues for fighting a traffic ticket. Our lawyers provide skilled traffic court representation for all offenses.
What If You’re Facing License Suspension?
Driving is something we all take for granted – that is, until we’re facing the potential suspension or revocation of our ability to legally drive. Losing your driver’s license can be a major upheaval.
There are also ways to challenge an administrative suspension of your driver’s license. If your license gets suspended, you might be eligible for a limited license.
Talk to our license suspension lawyers to learn more about your options for avoiding the loss of your driving privileges.
Take Action Now To Protect Your Driving Privileges
Work with a criminal defense law firm you can trust to stand up for your rights and driving privileges. We handle everything from speeding to reckless driving charges to vehicular manslaughter and more.