Chapel Hill, NC asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: Was buying a car had it insured used my tags to test drive the car from my other car was in accident got fictiactious ta

The car was totled and since then i bought another car with new tags.. Will it be dismissed?

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Bill Powers

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A: Need more info, specially the nature and type of the criminal charges or NC traffic ticket.

IF it involves some sort of "unsafe movement" violation in Orange County NC, there may be legal options available. In Mecklenburg County, we often present proof of insurance coverage for the claim and seek dismissal of the UNIFORM CITATION.

The NC traffic laws define that as:

The driver of any vehicle upon a highway or public vehicular area before starting, stopping or turning from a direct line shall first see that such movement can be made in safety, and if any pedestrian may be affected by such movement shall give a clearly audible signal by sounding the horn, and whenever the operation of any other vehicle may be affected by such movement, shall give a signal as required in this section, plainly visible to the driver of such other vehicle, of the intention to make such movement. The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with safety and without interfering with other traffic.

See also: https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_20/GS_20-154.html

Experienced defense lawyers may call that a "Coverage Letter" or "Acceptance of Liability Insurance Letter."

Each county is different, as are the individual preferences of the elected District Attorney.

Sam Coleman and James Rainsford are both EXCELLENT attorneys in Chapel Hill NC and help people throughout Orange County. They're also really nice guys and friends. You may want to give them a ring at:

http://hillsboroughnclaw.com/

If you talk to either Sam or James, please tell them, "Bill Powers in Charlotte says hey."

Best of luck to you!

Bill Powers

Criminal Defense Lawyer Charlotte NC

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