Johnston County Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys

Johnston County Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys

A speeding ticket in North Carolina can carry serious consequences. A speeding violation adds points to your driving record and causes your insurance premiums to rise significantly. Depending on how fast you were allegedly driving and whether you were stopped in a school or work zone, the consequences could be even more severe.

That’s why you should explore your legal options by contacting an experienced Johnston County speeding ticket defense attorney at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, representing clients in Smithfield, Benson and Clayton.

We can provide you with a free case evaluation. Call us today at (919) 300-1249 or use our convenient online form. It may be a decision that saves you a great deal of stress and expense in the future.

North Carolina Speeding Tickets: A Serious Matter

If you received a speeding ticket for driving less than 15 miles over the speed limit, it may be deemed an infraction. This can add up to two driving record points and one insurance point to your record. But other speeding violations carry much greater penalties and consequences, such as:

  • Driving more than 15 mph above the speed limit or more than 80 mph: This is not an infraction but instead a Class 2 misdemeanor, which could result in a $1,000 fine and as much as 60 days in jail, depending on whether you have prior convictions. This also adds three driving record points and four insurance points.
  • Speeding in a school zone: Although this offense could still be an infraction, it adds $25 to any fine you incur along with three driving record points and insurance points.
  • Speeding in a work zone: Even if this offense classifies as an infraction, it automatically adds $250 to your fine, three driving record points and insurance points.

You do not want to add points to your driving record. If you accumulate 12 points within a three-year period, it could lead to a suspended or revoked license, harming your ability to earn a living and adding even more costs as you go through the steps to get your license reinstated.

Under the state’s Safe Driver Insurance Plan (SDIP), picking up even one insurance point can add a 25 percent surcharge to your premium. If you collect 12 insurance points, you could end up paying a 400 percent surcharge.

After Getting a Speeding Ticket, Explore Your Legal Options

At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, we realize that a speeding ticket may be your first exposure to law enforcement and the court system. We want to make sure you don’t rush into a decision and admit guilt to the speeding violation simply because you’re unfamiliar with the process. If you have several speeding tickets, you will need skilled legal assistance to handle a potentially complicated situation.

Allow us to review your case and try to find a better resolution. If this is a first-time speeding ticket, for instance, we may help you secure a lesser charge. Other options can include:

  • A reduction in your charge to a non-moving violation that will not carry license or insurance points
  • A continuance of your case while you perform community service or complete an online or in-person driver improvement or defensive driving course, or
  • A prayer for judgment continued that keeps a speeding violation from affecting your driving record.

We will explore all possible solutions for you. In many cases, you might not even have to appear in court as we handle your representation.

Contact Us Today

The hard-working, skilled and experienced Johnston County speeding ticket lawyers at Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, are dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of drivers who have received speeding citations.

We have a record of helping clients with speeding tickets throughout Johnston County, including Smithfield, Benson and Clayton, Selma, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson’s Mill and Micro. We also assist out-of-state drivers who have received a North Carolina speeding ticket while driving on I-40 or I-95 in Johnston County.

For a free evaluation of your case, call our Johnston County speeding ticket attorneys today at (919) 300-1249 or use our online form..