Category: Traffic Violations

Traffic violations somehow seem to find a way to be the scourge of the lives of everyday North Carolinians. If you are fighting a traffic violation, the penalties  can seem daunting and sometimes unnecessary. 

In this post, we will discuss how the North Carolina court system determines the severity of your offense and thus your penalty.

Discussion of how the North Carolina court system categorizes your traffic offense starts with first understanding the categories of these offenses. Each category has a strict definition and threshold that will be explained. 

Furthermore, we will discuss [...]

You’d be hard-pressed to find a seasoned driver who has never gotten a traffic ticket, which is why many people don’t consider the offenses to be serious. 

Most people simply pay a ticket and then move on. That said, not all traffic tickets are a walk in the park. In fact, some violations are so serious that they’re considered felonies – and paying the ticket for them is essentially admitting guilt to that offense.

Those offenses go on your record, possibly increasing your insurance and even resulting in the suspension of your driver’s [...]

You probably already know from personal experiences or stories from friends that North Carolina is very strict when it comes to highway safety. If you’re speeding, you run the high risk of getting caught, and those tickets are never a fee that you want to pay.

No states officially issue jail charges for speeding, but certain states still have a way to put you behind bars for driving too fast.

North Carolina is one of those states.

How does our state do it? If you go too fast, you may be given a [...]

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 [...]

When you have a driver’s license, you have the ability to go anywhere you want. There is inherent independence and freedom when you are able to get in a car and just go.

But when we drive, we are also required to follow the rules of the road. If we don’t, we can be pulled over by a law enforcement officer and given a ticket.

For the most part, typical traffic violations are minor infractions that simply require paying a fine. They don’t have serious consequences. Yes, you may also get points on [...]