Representation For Any Traffic Violation
When you are convicted of speeding or another traffic violation, there are three different ways that you will be punished.
- First, the court will order that you pay a fine and the costs of court. Currently, court costs are $125. Fines are generally within the discretion of the trial judge.
- Second, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will assess points against your driver’s license if you are licensed by North Carolina. These points vary by offense.
- Third, potentially most devastating and certainly most expensive, your insurance carrier will assess you insurance points.
Understanding Insurance Points
Following is a chart displaying the rate of increase in your insurance premiums based on points for a traffic conviction:
||Increase if basic rate is $300
Even if you have never had a traffic conviction in the past, a conviction of speeding 70 mph in a 55-mph zone (a two-point insurance offense) will result in a 45 percent increase in your insurance premiums. If you have never had any traffic conviction in the past, a conviction of speeding in excess of 80 mph in a 70-mph zone (a four-point insurance offense) will result in a 90 percent increase in your insurance premiums. A conviction of driving while license revoked (DWLR) is an eight-point insurance offense.
Experienced Wilson Traffic Court Attorney
I am Michael Murphy, a Rocky Mount lawyer with more than 30 years of legal experience. As your attorney, I will handle all aspects of your speeding violations. Often I am able to attend court on your behalf and advocate for having the ticket reduced to a nonmoving violation. This includes cases involving commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) as well as other traffic violations.
To discuss your case with a speeding ticket attorney serving Nashville, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas, call my office at 252-451-1200 or fill out and submit the online contact form. Initial consultations are free, and I promptly return all phone calls.