Getting a traffic ticket is something that most people view as a nuisance. While this is the case if you don't get these violations often, even seemingly small tickets can lead to considerable issues if you get tickets a lot. Knowing some basic points about traffic tickets in North Carolina can help you to determine what steps you need to take if you are given one.
Is there any point in fighting traffic tickets?
There are several reasons you might want to fight a traffic ticket. One of these is so that you won't lose your driver's license. Another reason is because your car insurance rates can go up if you have tickets on your record. On top of those reasons, you also have to consider the financial impact of paying the ticket. You will have to fork over money to the court based on the violation listed on the ticket.
Can I keep my license to go back and forth to work?
If you are at risk of losing your license or if you already have, there is a chance that you will be able to have restricted or limited driving privileges. You should explore this possibility as soon as possible because your time to attempt to get one might be limited.
Fighting a traffic ticket is something that you might be able to do without going to court. Some offenses in North Carolina can be fought by having an attorney appear in court for you. This means that you don't have to miss work and can still fight the ticket. If you want to do this, or fight a ticket at all, be sure to find out what options you have.
Source: The North Carolina Court System, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed Feb. 24, 2017