Traffic Ticket in NC?
If you have been issued a traffic ticket in North Carolina, your case will be heard in county District Court. Most North Carolina traffic offenses which result in the issuance of a traffic ticket, including DWI, will be under the jurisdiction of the local District Court. There are several exceptions, such as vehicular assault, which are serious criminal offenses. Cases such as these fall under the jurisdiction of county Superior Court.
That being said, it is not always necessary to appear in court to resolve a traffic ticket in North Carolina. Frequently, the court will give the defendant an option to pay the ticket by mail, over the internet, or in person.
What most people are not aware of is that the majority of North Carolina traffic offenses will result in the imposition of motor vehicle points. So, if you plead guilty by mail, or over the internet, or pay your fine in person, there is a good chance you will be assessed points on your license and not realize it until it is too late.
If you have been issued a ticket for speeding, running a red light, careless driving, reckless driving, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report, tailgating, following to close, driving while licensed suspended/revoked, driving without insurance, etc., in most cases, it is normally in your best interest to plead not guilty and schedule a court appearance.
It is also smart to contact a North Carolina traffic ticket lawyer to assess your case, tell you the penalties you face, and discuss the various defense strategies. Once you have hired a traffic attorney, he or she can appear on your behalf, even without you being present.
The North Carolina motor vehicle code is a complex and confusing body of laws. There are, in most instances, penalties and consequences in connection with traffic offenses that the ordinary motorist could never anticipate. For this reason you should take the time to consult a North Carolina traffic ticket attorney to educate yourself.
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