Under North Carolina law, traffic tickets can be issued for violations ranging from speeding, reckless driving, DWI and many other situations. Pleading guilty and paying a traffic ticket may result in irreparable damage to and unnecessary loss of your driving privileges, high insurance rates and enhanced penalties for any later offenses.
Over 25 Years of Experience in Traffic Violations Defense
is certified as a Specialist in State Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar. He is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National College for DUI Defense, and he has over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice system. He personally manages every case at our firm, seeing that each client receives skilled and knowledgeable representation.
(Note that we may associate an attorney in another firm to assist with some cases. We also, of course, employ capable support staff who handle various administrative aspects of cases.)
Contact our Charlotte office to arrange a consultation. Call 704-376-9376 or e-mail us for a consultation. Before paying a traffic ticket or pleading guilty to a traffic violation, discuss your situation with a Charlotte traffic violations lawyer.
What Can a Lawyer Do About a Traffic Ticket?
A moving violation can be charged as an infraction or a misdemeanor criminal charge. Attorney Connelly has had charges dropped or reduced for clients with a variety of driving offenses. He is prepared to provide defense representation in cases involving the following circumstances or moving violations:
- License revoked/suspended
- CDL traffic tickets
- DMV hearings
- Speeding tickets
- Passing a school bus
- DWI/drunk driving
- Multiple DWI offenses
- And all other traffic charges
Failure to Appear (FTA) on a Drivers License
Frequently, people trying to reinstate their drivers license will take the advice of court clerks, DMV help desk staff or well intentioned friends and just "pay it off." Doing so then causes suspensions to go into effect, sometimes AFTER a license has been re-instated. Do not just pay off the Failure to Appear. Talk to a lawyer who may get some or all of it dismissed and negotiate a disposition on the rest so it minimizes the impact on your license.
New Speeding Penalties for Minors
Effective for offenses committed on or after January 1, 2012 a new statute provides for a civil revocation of a limited learner's permit or provisional license of a person under age 18 if the person is charged with a "criminal moving violation" as defined in that statute. An example of this could be speeding more than 15 miles over the limit or in excess of 80 MPH. This new statute appears to require the officer to arrest the young motorist and bring him or her before the magistrate who may immediately revoke his or her privilege.
Contact Us About Speeding and Reckless Driving Charges
If you have been charged with speeding, reckless driving or another type of traffic offense, we are prepared to help. Contact our Charlotte traffic violations defense lawyer online, or call 704-376-9376 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.
The Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Criminal Defense Attorney
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