• Durham Traffic Ticket Lawyer | Traffic Ticket Drama
  • June 14, 2013
  • Law Firm: Matheson Law Office PLLC - Raleigh Office
  • Traffic tickets can be the most aggravating experience, and particularly one that you don't want to endeavor. The entire experience is humiliating. You have to call out of work and make up an excuse that your sick, a loved one has passed, or worse, never admitting that you are going to court. And why is that? Most people just want to put the whole incident behind them. However, tickets can turn into points on your driver's license, rising insurance costs, an even worse, a revocation of your driver's license. This is why everyone should not hesitate to hire a Raleigh Traffic Attorney.

    By hiring an attorney, that you are comfortable with of course, these court cases can be handled in an efficient manner. Even though certain cases are handled differently than others, a improper equipment charged compared to a Speeding ticket charge for example, the acquisition of an attorney can assure that you are going to get the best outcome for your individual case. An improper equipment charge, or a non- moving violation, at one point in time only carried a small fine above the charge for a normal speeding ticket. However now as of August 1, 2011, a $50 surcharge was added to this small fine. So now North Carolina Drivers must pay the extra amount for a non- moving violation. It is important to understand which jurisdiction allow defendants to plead to a non-moving violation charge. In Wake County, for example, this Durham Criminal Attorney understands to the best of his knowledge that defendants are not allowed to plea to a non- moving improper equipment charge.

    It is of my understanding that because people wish to end this process as quick as possible they decide to pay the fine so that they will not have to appear in court. This is the complete wrong way to go about this charge. In fact it is cheaper to higher a lawyer and you will not have to worry about your insurance charges going up. Plus, the points will never be added to your license.

    Regardless of the offense, it is imperative that you consult an attorney about your case before pleading and finding yourself in a guilty verdict, paying the necessary court costs an fines, and having points and extra costs added to your insurance payments. Hiring a skilled Durham DWI Lawyer can place you in the best possible situation with the Wake County Court, given you past driving experience. As a Durham Criminal Attorney practicing in Raleigh and Durham. Please do not hesitate to call my law offices for a free consultation.