Fayetteville, NC asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: I have 2 speeding tickets, from 2 different officers, going nomore than 15mph over for both. Best way to beat them?

best way to beat the tickets without points on my license or insurance.. also, my court dates for both tickets are on the same day, could I reschedule the court date so that my chance of the officers not showing will increase? Hellpppp!

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Kristen Dewar
Kristen Dewar
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: The best way is to hire an experienced traffic attorney to handle these tickets for you. And the "officer not coming to court" is not really a reliable way to get a dismissal on a traffic ticket in NC. Depending on the county, the officer isn't even required to be present at your court date unless you tell the District Attorney's Office that you wish to contest the ticket - many counties have what they call "admin days", or "admin courtrooms" for larger counties, where tickets are handled without the officers. And even then, they'll reschedule your court date for the officer's date. If your tickets are on the same date and not in the same county, your attorney can handle that for you, or you can try contacting the clerk of court in one of the counties to have your court date rescheduled.

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: The best way to 'beat them' is to not break the law and get them in the first place. As to rescheduling the court dates in hopes of the officers not showing up - what do you think that will accomplish? Are you under the impression that if the officer doesn't show up, your case will be dismissed? If so, you are likely in for a surprise. Since you seem to have the wrong idea about how things are done here in good 'ol boy North Carolina, your best bet is to hire a traffic attorney before you turn what is likely two infractions into a suspension / insurance increase. If your address is correct on your tickets, you will likely get a crap ton of letters from local traffic attorneys. Just pick the cheapest one and roll with that - you do not need F. Lee Bailey for a mere traffic ticket. Best of luck and stop speeding.

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