Category: Criminal Traffic Charges

Here in North Carolina, traffic violations and other driving-related infractions are tallied on a driver point system. Every traffic transgression is worth a certain number of points, and eventually, when you lose enough of them, you can lose your license. 

Every single traffic violation comes with attendant penalties. Make no mistake, minor offenses can add up quickly, and the number of points rises quickly with the severity of the violation. 

Furthermore, should you lose enough points quickly enough, you can lose your license entirely. We don’t have to tell you that having [...]

Traffic violation and felony usually aren’t even two words we expect to see in the same sentence. Getting a traffic violation means having a cop write you a ticket for speeding or receiving a citation in the mail for running a red light.

Felony? That just seems crazy.

However, North Carolina has several traffic laws on the books that can result in felony criminal charges if you violate them. In this post, we’re going to break down the laws and penalties for you, and let you know what you can do to fight [...]

Getting caught with a traffic violation is usually just a pain in the butt. If you get pulled over, you probably just expect a ticket and a more stressful commute to work. And who knows? There’s always the chance you might be able to talk your way out of it.

But not all offenses can be solved so easily. You may be surprised to know some traffic offenses can land you in criminal court – and certain ones may even get you jail time.

What are they? How do they work?

Failing to [...]

We usually associate getting pulled over in a car with a simple traffic issue – speeding, running a red light or stop sign, failing to use a turn signal, and so on. These traffic violations are considered minor offenses called infractions. When we get a minor infraction, the police officer writes us a ticket, we have to pay a fine, and there may be negative effects for our driving record or car insurance rates.

Sometimes, however, people get pulled over for a traffic violation that isn’t so minor. Instead of being pulled over [...]