Traffic Violation Attorney in North Carolina
Tickets & Moving Violations Defense in Alamance County
While many view traffic violations as minor infractions and nuisances, traffic tickets and moving violations have the power to wreak havoc on your life. Fees quickly mount, and points from tickets can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket or result in a revoked or suspended license.
Smith Giles PLLC does not underestimate the seriousness of traffic violations and doggedly works on your behalf to get the charges you face reduced or dismissed.
If you need a traffic attorney in North Carolina, choose the team at Smith Giles PLLC. We go the extra mile for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Traffic Violation Defense for All Cases
Our team at Smith Giles PLLC have represented clients in North Carolina traffic violation cases involving:
- Reckless driving
- Expired registration
- Expired license
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to signal when changing lanes
- Failure to wear a seatbelt
- Driving under the influence
- Driving without a license or with a suspended license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Violating license restrictions
- Hit-and-run accidents
Whether you have been charged with a moving or nonmoving violation, our legal team possess the knowledge needed to protect your best interests in traffic court.
Contact us online or call us at (336) 222-7735 to schedule a consultation for traffic violations in North Carolina.
Experienced Traffic Attorneys Serving You
At Smith Giles PLLC, we take a detail-oriented approach to traffic violation defense cases. We interview you to obtain as much information as possible regarding the circumstances surrounding your moving violation, examining every aspect of your case to see if the police officer violated standard procedures or failed to perform their duties as required.
We also explore every scenario to determine your best course of action and attend your trial to question those testifying against you.
Contact Smith Giles PLLC for Traffic Violations & Tickets in Alamance County
Smith Giles PLLC is experienced representing clients in North Carolina traffic courts. We are prepared to do all we can to minimize the negative repercussions of a traffic violation.
Contact our office online or at (336) 222-7735 to speak to seasoned legal counsel about your traffic ticket. We defend cases in Graham, Burlington, Elon, Alamance County, and beyond.
FAQs for North Carolina Traffic Violations
Do I have to go to court?
In North Carolina, every traffic violation has a court date. However, you may be able to handle your violation outside of court. This mainly applies if you opt to “waive” your offense, or if you submit a request to reduce or dismiss the charges.
Do I have to travel to court if the traffic violation occurred outside of my home county?
If you received a ticket outside of your home county, you may not need to appear in court if the offense is waivable. However, if your ticket is not waivable and requires a court appearance, you will be required to travel to the courthouse in the county in which the traffic violation occurred.
I don’t live in North Carolina. Will this affect my license and insurance in my home state?
While there is a compact between states that allows your home state to see the North Carolina conviction, your home state will likely treat the conviction differently than someone who possesses a North Carolina driver’s license.
What do I do if I get a traffic ticket?
After receiving a ticket, you’ll have a few different options: You may contact the District Attorney’s Office with questions, elect to waive the ticket, or submit a request to have the ticket dismissed or reduced.
What is a waivable offense?
A waivable offense can be resolved without having to appear in court. For example, if you are caught driving with a broken headlight, you may be able to waive the offense and resolve the issue outside of court.
What is a “Prayer for Judgment Continued”?
This is a type of North Carolina ruling where if a person pleads or is found guilty, the court will not enter the conviction, meaning they will not have to pay fines or receive points on their license or insurance.
My driver’s license was revoked but I still need to travel to work. What are my options?
Depending on your circumstances, North Carolina may consider granting you a limited driving permit to drive to and from work only. Consult with your traffic violation attorney to understand your legal options.
Are there deferral programs for reduced or dismissed charges?
Yes — each deferral program is different depending on the county in which the violation occurred. Contact the District Attorney’s Office for more information about available deferral programs.