Taylorsville, NC asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: hi, back in December i got a speeding ticket for 74 in a 45 zone along with a careless and reckless driving charge...

i went to court yesterday and the judge said that i am facing a possible 80 days jail time. what should i do, and what should i expect?

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Mr. Douglas A. Petho
Mr. Douglas A. Petho
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I would retain an attorney to assist you in this matter. If you are unable to pay for an attorney you may qualify to have the court appoint one for you. I would say that without knowing the specifics of your driving record or the circumstances of the citation, it would be unusual for you to be sentenced to active jail time for simple reckless driving and speeding.

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