Traffic Infraction Attorneys

Most traffic violations in North Carolina are deemed “infractions.” These traffic tickets do not require you to make a court appearance. You can simply admit guilt and pay the fine. However, taking that “no hassle” approach could come back to haunt you if you continue to pile up driving record points. If you accumulate 12 record points within a three-year period, for example, your driver’s license could be suspended. It could cost you the ability to drive to work, school or vacation. These same convictions could also increase your insurance rates. Though it may seem like a minor offense, you should always contact a knowledgable traffic infraction attorney for guidance on how to proceed.

Instead of taking the quick route, or ignoring the ticket altogether, contact a Johnston County minor traffic infraction 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 move that saves you stress and expense in the future.

Even Minor Traffic Infractions Can Cost You License Points

In addition to speeding, reckless driving and DWI / DUI, there are other, minor traffic violations that can be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and show up on your record. The most commonly issued traffic tickets for these moving violations include:

  • Running through a red light or stop sign;
  • Refusing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian, bicycle or motor scooter;
  • Illegal passing;
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road;
  • Following another car too closely;
  • Driving without a driver’s license or with a license expired for more than one year;
  • Driving without any liability insurance; or
  • Littering that involves a motor vehicle.
  • Failure to move over for an emergency vehicle

For many drivers, these are their first traffic violations or encounters with law enforcement. At Reece & Reece, Attorneys at Law, our Johnston County minor traffic infraction defense lawyers don’t want you to rush into admitting guilt simply because you are unfamiliar with the process.

Allow us to review your case and try to find a better solution for you. Often, a case can be continued while you perform community service or complete an online or in-person driver improvement or defensive driving course. In certain cases, we may be able to have your charge reduced to a non-moving violation that will not carry license or insurance points. In other cases, a prayer for judgment continued can be entered that keeps a minor traffic infraction from affecting your driving record. We will explore all possible options.

Usually, these minor traffic infractions can be resolved without you even having to appear in court. We can handle the appearances for you and inform you of the outcome.

It’s important that you do not ignore the traffic ticket altogether. The failure to respond could lead to a failure to appear charge against you, which is a misdemeanor that could cause you additional fines and court costs, your driver’s license and possible jail time.

Contact a Traffic Infraction Attorney Today

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

We have a record of helping clients with minor traffic infractions 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 traffic ticket while driving in I-40 or I-95 in Johnston County.

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