A conviction or ticket for a traffic offense can result in the loss of your license, expensive fines, increased insurance costs, even jail. At Stiller Law, our attorneys defend and represent people facing points against their license and expensive fines due to a traffic ticket or serious traffic offense. While our ability to work with the court will depend in part on your driving record, in most cases we can help our clients avoid the maximum penalty or fine for a traffic offense.
To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact traffic violations attorneys at Stiller Law today.
Serious Traffic Offenses
We counsel and represent people facing charges for the following serious traffic offenses:
- Excessive speeding - 3 points (in excess of 55 mph)
- Reckless endangerment - 4 points
- Passing a loading / unloading school bus - 5 points
- Speeding in a construction zone
- Failure to move over for an emergency vehicle - 3 points
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Hit and run - 4 points
- Fleeing the police
- Running a stop sign / stop light - 3 points
Traffic Charges and the Loss of Your Driver's License
In the state of North Carolina, there are two different point systems that impact drivers ticketed or convicted for traffic offenses:
1.Points counted against your driver's license: If you accumulate 12 or more points against your license within a three-year period your license may be suspended. A first-time suspension typically last no more than 60 days; a second suspension can last up to six months; any suspensions beyond your first two can result in the suspension of your license for up to a year.
2.Points assigned that increase your insurance costs: The following insurance surcharges are assigned for traffic offenses based on the number of points you accumulate over a three-year period of time:
- One Point - 25%
- Two Points - 45%
- Three Points - 60%
- Four Points - 80%
- Five Points - 105%
- Six Points - 130%
- Seven Points - 160%
- Eight Points - 190%
- Nine Points - 225%
- Ten Points - 260%
- Eleven Points - 300%
- Twelve Points - 340%
How Our Traffic Violation Attorneys can Help
Depending on your driving record, we may be able to have the sentence or charges against you reduced in exchange for community service, enrollment in driver's education, or a temporary suspension of your license. If the court can't be convinced to reduce the charges against you, we may be able to reduce your sentence. This should minimize the time of your driver's license suspension and help you avoid jail if your offense involves reckless driving or excessive speeding.
Contact Traffic Charges Attorneys at Stiller Law
We have the experience and knowledge needed to protect your driving privileges, your insurance rates, and your driving record. To schedule an appointment to learn how we can help you, contact us today.