North Carolina Traffic Lawyer

Many people treat traffic tickets like a minor inconvenience. They pay the fine on the ticket in order to avoid the court date and go on with their life. In many situations, this is a major mistake that could cost you for years. Fighting your traffic ticket could save you money and even help you avoid steeper consequences in some cases.

You might be surprised to learn that beating traffic tickets is often possible. The support of our firm can help you beat those charges and avoid the penalties that come with them. Instead of giving up, discuss your options with a North Carolina traffic lawyer.

Our Firm Handles the Following Traffic Defense Cases

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Driving Without Registration
  • DUI/DWI 
  • Hit and Run
  • License Suspension
  • Permit of License Violations
  • Red Light Violations
  • Seatbelt Violations
  • Speeding Tickets  
  • Stop Sign Violations
  • Texting While Driving

Common Traffic Offenses

There are countless potential traffic violations under state law. These involve everything from dangerous vehicle maneuvers to the failure to secure appropriate licenses or insurance coverage. Some of the traffic charges a North Carolina lawyer can help with include the following:


Driving too fast is the basis for many traffic stops. While traveling a few miles per hour over the speed limit might result in little more than a fine, traveling at high speeds could carry steeper penalties. Combining speeding with aggressive maneuvers can lead to even more serious charges, like reckless driving.

Driving With a Suspended License

Like all states, North Carolina requires motorists to have a valid license before they get behind the wheel. Driving without a license can have serious penalties, especially for multiple offenses.

Running a Red Light

Drivers who ignore traffic control devices frequently receive tickets. This includes running red lights or stop signs.

Traffic Stops Can Lead to Serious Consequences

Some traffic tickets will result in little more than a costly fine. However, some situations could also result in jail time if convicted. Take these charges seriously by hiring a traffic attorney in North Carolina.

The offense most likely to involve the threat of incarceration following a traffic stop is driving while intoxicated (DWI). DWI charges are more than moving violations—they are technically misdemeanors. There is also the potential for jail time for offenses like reckless driving.

How a Traffic Attorney Can Help

Working with a lawyer in North Carolina can provide someone with the opportunity to beat their traffic ticket. The right attorney can improve the chances of a favorable outcome in numerous ways.

First, an attorney could provide important insight into what these charges mean. This involves explaining the potential consequences of a conviction and reviewing all the possible defense strategies available.

An attorney can also investigate the case. Often, the citation or police report will provide enough information to develop a successful defense strategy. An attorney can speak with witnesses or review dashcam footage to determine what happened.

Handling legal procedures is another important role an attorney fills. This starts with making court appearances on behalf of the defendant, but it also can involve filing motions to dismiss or negotiating a plea bargain. If the case ultimately goes to trial, an attorney’s guidance becomes invaluable.

Let a North Carolina Traffic Attorney Fight For You

When you receive a ticket, taking care of it right away is vital. Instead of paying the fine and watching your insurance rates spike, speak to an attorney about fighting the ticket. Contact a North Carolina traffic lawyer today to get started with a defense for any traffic violation.

Areas We Serve

Centrally located on the waterfront in downtown Elizabeth City, our team provides quality legal representation across the following counties in the Northeast North Carolina region.

  • Camden County
  • Gates County
  • Chowan County
  • Pasquotank County
  • Currituck County
  • Perquimans County
  • Dare County

Also serving only criminal and traffic cases in the following counties:

  • Beaufort County
  • Tyrrell County
  • Martin County
  • Washington County

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