Local traffic charges may sound minor, but if you get a traffic ticket in Greensboro, it could have a serious impact on your life. Traffic convictions are a matter of public record. Too many can result in suspension of your driver’s license and they can increase the amount you have to pay for automobile insurance. Taking advantage of the convenience of mailing a check for a traffic ticket in Greensboro is equal to pleading guilty to the charges.
If you have received even one traffic ticket in Greensboro, but especially if you have accumulated more than one, you need the expert services of Schlosser & Pritchett to help navigate the legal process.
If you receive a traffic ticket in Greensboro for any charge, you will want an attorney who understands North Carolina law, who is familiar with local court procedure, and who knows the people in the local legal community that you will have to deal with. We at Schlosser & Pritchett have many years of experience successfully defending every type of traffic offense in Greensboro including driving while license revoked, DWI, violation of license restrictions, moving violations, no insurance, stop sign or red light violations, speeding, speeding in a school zone, and traffic accidents.
Traffic Tickets in North Carolina
According to the Department of Motor Vehicles official website, once you are given a traffic ticket, including a traffic ticket in Greensboro, you will be requested to appear in court and either dispute the charges against you or plead guilty and pay all the fines. If your violation was not serious, you could be given the option to plead guilty and pay all costs without going to court; your ticket will state whether you have this option.
If the arresting officer for your traffic ticket in Greensboro indicated that you can waive your offense – that is, you can pay the fine without going to court – you have several choices. Before your official court date: (1) go online at www.payncticket.org/citation/epay/init.do and pay with a credit card; (2) go in person to the county clerk’s office in the county where your received the ticket and pay with cash, a cashier’s check or a certified check (for a traffic ticket in Greensboro that address is Greensboro Courthouse, 201 South Eugene Street); or (3) send a cashier’s check or certified check to the county clerk’s office in the county where you received the ticket (for a traffic ticket in Greensboro that address is P.O. Box 3008, Greensboro, NC 27402).
Remember, if you waive your offense and pay the fees without appearing in court, you are admitting guilt and will suffer the same impacts on your license and increase in insurance costs that a guilty verdict would have garnered in court.
If you decide to appear in court for your traffic ticket in Greensboro, we strongly urge you to get the best legal representation available from our experienced attorneys at Schlosser & Pritchett. After an initial consultation, we will advise you of all rights and options available to you. If you cannot be present on the court date indicated on your ticket, we can contact the county clerk to re-schedule your case. In some circumstances, we can even appear on your behalf and take care of the process without you being present.
Call our office at 336-895-1328 to discuss your traffic ticket in Greensboro or fill out the online form and we will schedule a free consultation.
About the Author
Attorney Mike Schlosser represents victims of personal injury, those charged with a crime, as well as those facing traffic charges. A former Guilford County, North Carolina District Attorney, Schlosser has been in private practice at the Law Firm of Schlosser & Pritchett since 1983 and has been a member of the North Carolina State Bar since 1973.