Traffic Tickets a/k/a Traffic Citations
If you have never received a traffic ticket, consider yourself very lucky. Receiving a ticket can be an unsettling experience. While your first reaction may be to pay off your ticket and forget it ever happened, STOP! Merely paying off a traffic ticket could have a serious impact on your driver’s license record and your automobile insurance rates. Too many points on your North Carolina driver’s license can also lead to a suspension of your driver’s license privilege. North Carolina drivers also need to be aware of how traffic tickets affect their insurance points. People with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) have even less margin for error in dealing with traffic tickets. Out-of-state drivers who receive a traffic ticket in North Carolina definitely should NOT just mail in the money to pay the ticket.
So what should you do if you get a traffic ticket? Can you get the ticket reduced? How many points could you get for your ticket if you plead guilty to a lesser offense? Can you get a PJC? What is a PJC? If you are an out-of-state driver, does your home state recognize a PJC? Should you take the time to go to court and handle the ticket yourself? Do you really have to go to driving school to have your ticket reduced? Is it worth your time and money to go to court and handle the ticket yourself or is it a better investment to hire an experienced attorney to take care of it for you?
The O’Neal Law Office regularly represents people with traffic tickets in the following counties:
Guilford County (Greensboro and High Point)
Attorney John O’Neal has also handled traffic tickets in the following counties: Anson, Union, Montgomery, Rowan, Cleveland, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Burke, Catawba, Lincoln, McDowell, Alexander, Buncombe, Watauga, Stokes, Wilkes, Yadkin, Surry, Davidson, Davie, Caswell, Durham, Johnston, Wake, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Richmond, Lee, Vance, Granville, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Cumberland, Hertford, Martin, Scotland, Hoke, Craven, Jones, Lenoir, Wayne, Pitt, Duplin, Carteret, Beaufort, Onslow, Duplin, New Hanover, Columbus, Watauga, Harnett, and Haywood. Depending on the situation, he can appear in other counties on an as-needed basis.
Attorney John O’Neal can handle many tickets without you appearing in court and the information from you can be obtained via telephone, e-mail, fax, or mail. John helps out-of-state drivers resolve their North Carolina tickets and has represented drivers from California, Florida, Georgia, New York, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Consult the O’Neal Law Office to determine the best course of action in handling your traffic ticket. The phone call will not cost you a dime but the call could save you both time and money. Call to speak to John O’Neal about your traffic ticket today!
♦LICENSE SUSPENSIONS: You should contact the O’Neal Law Office to discuss your situation and determine if you need professional assistance. For Attorney John O’Neal to determine whether and how he can help you, you will need to do the following:
- Obtain a copy of your North Carolina driver’s license record/history: https://edmv.ncdot.gov/DrivingRecords (NOTE: If you have a driver’s license from another state you should obtain a copy of your driving record from that state’s DMV)
- Email ([email protected]) or fax (336.510.7965) the driver’s license record/history to Attorney John O’Neal for review.
- Complete and submit the O’Neal Law Office contact form with your information OR email your contact information (name, phone number, and e-mail address) to Attorney John O’Neal
♦ LICENSE SUSPENSIONS FOR INSURANCE/ACCIDENT ISSUES: If you are facing a suspension of your driver’s license due to your failure to have current, valid liability insurance on your vehicle at the time of a collision, you should contact attorney John O’Neal immediately! If you were not at fault for the collision you may be able to prevent the license suspension but do not try to handle this yourself….