Traffic Offenses in North Carolina


If you are found in violation of North Carolina traffic laws and simply pay the fines without considering your available legal options, you may suffer unexpected consequences to both your driving license and insurance rates. Paying and mailing your traffic ticket is an admission of the charged offense and can have a long lasting impact on your driving record. Our attorneys can go to court for you and fight aggressively on your behalf, to ensure you receive the best possible legal defense when accused of a violation of North Carolina traffic laws. The cost of hiring an Everett Law Firm, P.A. attorney for your traffic ticket can greatly lessen both your short-term costs (fines) and long-term costs (insurance rates).

At Everett Law Firm, P.A. we have compiled vast legal knowledge and experience through our successful representation of individuals charged with violations of North Carolina traffic laws. During each year of the last several years, Everett Law Firm, P.A. has represented over 4,000 individual persons charged with traffic offenses. Our lawyers have extensive experience negotiating plea arrangements with the District Attorneys. We have a long work history in each county that we service and we understand the intricate rules of each county court. This knowledge and experience has allowed us to achieve optimal results for our clients.

Contact us today to learn about your legal options, as well as the benefits of hiring a defense lawyer to represent you on your traffic offense.

Our firm provides skilled legal advocacy on behalf of individuals charged with the following:

  • Traffic Ticket / Speeding tickets
  • Careless and Reckless driving (C&R)
  • Speed competition
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Hit and run
  • Unsafe passing
  • Work zone and school zone violations
  • Failure to move over for an emergency vehicle
  • Failure to reduce speed (Accident Cases)
  • Stop sign / Stop light violations
  • Driving with a revoked or suspended license (DWLR)
  • No Operator’s License (NOL)
  • Driving While Impaired (DWI)
  • Underage DWI
  • Many others

In North Carolina, traffic offenses generally cause insurance points, which are assessed against you and result in increased insurance premiums for a period of three years. A North Carolina driver may have a fairly inexpensive insurance rate, but once you are convicted of a traffic violation, the rates go up significantly. The increase in insurance rates is often several times more expensive than the cost to hire an attorney. Additionally, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) assesses points for traffic violations, which could ultimately lead to the suspension of your driver’s license.

Traffic ticket charges can quickly accumulate much greater penalties than the fine originally associated with the violation. If you do not attend court for your traffic offense, the judge can issue a Failure to Appear (FTA) or an Order For Arrest (OFA). An FTA or OFA can have an expensive and lasting effect to you. In addition, the judge can order the DMV to suspend your license.  Everett Law Firm, P.A. can work to ensure that your offense is processed properly and efficiently.

At the offices of Everett Law Firm, P.A., located in Chapel Hill, we represent persons from Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Caswell, Person, Alamance, and other counties throughout North Carolina. We offer attainable legal assistance to college students at Duke, UNC, North Carolina State, and North Carolina Central, as well as providing legal services for Spanish-speaking clients.

If you are charged with a violation of North Carolina traffic laws, let our knowledge and experience work for you. In many cases, we can achieve a sizeable financial benefit for you by a significant reduction or dismissal of the traffic charges against you. Contact us today to discuss your traffic offense and your options with an experienced Chapel Hill traffic ticket attorney.



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1829 East Franklin Street
Suite 1100-D
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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