Category: Traffic Violations

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 [...]

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 [...]

You might not think much of forgetting to wear your seat belt or forgetting to renew your license plate, but these are both example of traffic violations in North Carolina. When you violate state traffic laws, you commit a criminal offense.

That said, many traffic violations are considered to be minor offenses, and are penalized by fines and added points to your license and insurance record. However, even minor traffic offenses can lead to serious penalties if you are charged with multiple infractions over a certain period of time. In addition, some types [...]