A simple speeding ticket can have serious consequences. In addition to a fine, you may find your insurance rates rising, and could possibly lose your drivers' license. By paying the fine, you are pleading guilty, possibly to a misdemeanor offense.
Do not pay a speeding ticket without talking to a lawyer. By paying the ticket, you are pleading guilty. Contact our Charlotte office to arrange a consultation.
Attorney Chris Connelly helps his clients with contesting speeding or other traffic tickets. In many cases, he has been able to have charges for a moving violation reduced to a lower level violation or dismissed altogether. He may be able to appear in court on your behalf and handle the entire matter for you, keep your insurance rates from rising, and help you keep your driving privileges. If your license is revoked as part of a plea agreement or sentence, he will work to arrange limited driving privileges.
Hiring a lawyer for speeding or other traffic ticket defense may be a practical, reasonable option. By successfully contesting a speeding ticket, you may keep your license, your good record, and prevent a later moving violation from being charged as a second offense, subject to higher penalties. How fast were you going? What was the actual speed limit? Was the technology used to clock your speed reliable? A charge of driving more than 20 miles per hour over a 55 mph limit is very different than a charge of going 55 in a 25 mile per hour zone. Every situation is unique, and only after talking to a lawyer will you know what your options are.
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 a 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 them before the magistrate who may immediately revoke their privilege.
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Call 704-376-9376 or e-mail our Charlotte office to schedule a consultation about defense of speeding tickets or other traffic violations. We serve clients in courts throughout Mecklenburg County and Cabarrus County.
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