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Do I Really Need an Attorney for a Traffic Ticket?

November 14, 2017

Criminal

North Carolina Traffic Ticket Law 

In North Carolina, a traffic ticket can result in two types of punishment points: NC Department of Motor Vehicle points (“DMV Points”) and NC Department of Insurance Points (“Insurance Points”).  Too many DMV Points can result in a person losing their driver’s license.  Any Insurance Points will result in a person’s insurance rates increasing.  An experienced attorney should review your driving record and try to prevent or minimize the number of DMV Points and/or Insurance Points.

In our experience, law enforcement, friends, and loved ones like to give advice on how best to handle a ticket.  While their intentions may be good, every situation is unique and there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before a ticket can be properly handled.  These factors include, but are not limited to, a person’s: driving history, current insurance policy (including whether other family members are on that policy), and individual circumstances.

How can I hire an attorney to handle my traffic ticket? Helms, Robison, Lee & Bennett P.A. can help.  Call us at (704) 289-4577. We can assist you in handling your traffic ticket and minimizing the impact on your driving privilege and insurance rates.

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