North Carolina Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: What can I do regarding a ticket given 19 years a go and my license is flagged

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
If you don't have the means to hire an attorney - you likely don't need a license. If you do need a license, you are just gonna have to bite the bullet and pony up the dough to take care of this - which will likely be a lot. By disregarding your ticket, you have taken what could have been a couple of hundred dollars or less 19 years ago and likely turned into around a $750 or more problem (which is likely cheaper than you traveling up here to attempt to resolve it yourself). Best of luck.

Q: I drive scooter no D license.Riding with a friend we both got a seat belt ticket. Was wandering what if I don't pay

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Assuming you got the ticket in NC, if you don't pay or otherwise properly handle your ticket, your case will go into a Failure to Appear status. You will a have a twenty day grace period to take care of things, then a $200 penalty will apply on top of what ever else it takes to take care of the ticket. Also, North Carolina DMV will be notified. They will then give you 30 days to take care of things before they may heap additional fees on you. NC DMV will also likely put you in a national...

Q: I have some old tickets at least 15 yrs old speeding and careless driving. How can I get my license back

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Mar 4, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Basically, this is a problem you throw some money at to make go away. Have a traffic attorney take care of your old tickets in a way that won't suspend you further and then apply for reinstatement with DMV - easy peasy lemon squeazy!

Q: How can Virginiaenforce a tint violation on a traveling outofstate vehicle and getaway with violating the righttopasslaw

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You think you get to just roll thru another state and violate their laws? Really? Why limit it to your window tint? Why don't you go as fast as you want as well? I mean, how can they enforce speed limit laws against you being from out of state and all - you ought to be able to drive thru Virginia as fast as you want. Right? Or how about carrying some dead hookers and a fat suitcase full of heroin in your trunk? You are from out of state, you get to have whatever you want in your car -...

Q: In North Carolina, can I make a right turn at a right arrow that doesn't display a sign prohibiting it?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You can turn right on all red lights in North Carolina unless posted otherwise. The red arrow simply indicates that the only movement you can legally make is a right turn from the lane the arrow controls. A red arrow is not any sort of indication that you can not turn right on red if it is safe to do so.

Q: Passing a school bus with flashing stop sign

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You most definitely did it intentionally as you clearly state "...then decided to pass very slowly", Because you were also confused does not mean you did not do it intentionally besides intent is irrelevant in most traffic crimes - all that really matters is whether you did it - and by your own admission you definitely did it. Passing a stopped school bus is a misdemeanor and not something you can just pay off and being fined is likely the least you should be concerned about. It is a very...

Q: Received my first citation ever officer said he clocked me at 97 in 65 limit . i was charged with speeding and reckless

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Then consult with a lawyer who can review all the documents in person

Q: My passenger side view mirror is broken , in the state of Nc how much of a ticket would it be if I got pulled over ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 6, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You'd likely get a warning (unless you are a jerk to the stopping officer). If ticketed it'd likely be for Improper Equipment - about a $263 ticket.

Q: Can the traffic citation be transferred to the local court in a different state?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You should never pay off a ticket - even if you are allowed to do so. Lucky for you your ticket is likely a criminal traffic citation which prevents you from doing what dum dum's do which is simply pay it off. And of course you can not transfer a traffic ticket to a court closer to you for your convenience. Just hire a traffic attorney in the area where you got the ticket and be done with it. If your address on your ticket is correct, you should get a crap ton of letters from local traffic...

Q: There is a warrant out for my arrest for failure to appear in 2013 that is preventing me from getting my license back

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
I am concerned that you don't know what to do in this situation and yet could still potentially be licensed to drive. When you have car trouble - you call a mechanic. When you have legal trouble (and this is most definitely legal trouble) - you call an attorney. In your case a traffic attorney in the area where you got the tickets. Best of luck.

Q: Is it illegal to make a right turn on red at a railroad stopping when no sign indicates the contrary and no train

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
In North Carolina, just like making a u-turn, you are allowed to turn right on red if it is safe to do so and not marked that you can not do so.

Q: I was recently caught speeding doing 60 in a 35

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You hire a local traffic attorney. If the address on your ticket is correct you will likely get a crap ton of letters from traffic attorneys. You do not need F. Lee Bailey for a traffic ticket so pick the cheapest one and roll with that.

Q: The person I hit called the cops after we exchanged information and now I’m getting a ticket!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Yes, it can. Which is why you should have called to police yourself at the scene. If the FRSAA is all you get charged with it will likely get dismissed if you can show proof that your insurance company covered the other person's damage. In the future - trust no one.

Q: I don’t have money to pay a lawyer and it’s my first ticket should I ask for a PCJ?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 28, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Most traffic tickets can be resolved for as little as $338 which isn't much more than paying the ticket off and some attorneys will let you take 3 to 4 months maybe a bit more to pay in payments so it isn't so much coming out of your budget all at once - you won't get a deal like that from the court. As to the PJC that is likely a bad idea wasting it on a 59/45 and you need to know what the Judge who hears your cases wants in order to consider granting it. A PJC is at a Judge's discretion -...

Q: My court date is at the same time as my annual work performance review and I'm not allowed to take it off.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
You hire a traffic attorney. It's what you should do even if you didn't have a performance review.

Q: Most likely outcome?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
If you can prove your version of the events. You should be found not guilty. I get most charges of failure to report dismissed because the charging officer jumped the gun and charged within the 24 hour period. As to paying for the damages - the owner has a civil remedy for that.

Q: Can I stand on a median or freeway exit a with sign?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
This is the first amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. There is nothing in there that gives you the right to beg for money (panhandling). Wanna hold a sign somewhere, go hold a sign somewhere - wanna beg for money especially aggressively and you...

Q: AD, days prior to PCS from Ft Bragg,NC to Ft Lewis,WA, spdg ticket (64/45) by MP, court required? Do I have to fly back

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Call a local traffic law attorney who can represent you on base or refer you to someone who can - it is likely you may be able to take care of the ticket without having to appear. Best of luck.

Q: I got speeding ticket for 50 over 35 limit but my GPS was showing 45 limit and not 35 limit.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Sure, but not with your GPS screenshot. Besides if you admit to going 50, even if it were 45 - you were still speeding. Do you think you get a 5mph over grace limit? You don't. Just hire a local traffic attorney. If the address on your ticket is correct you will be getting a crap ton of letters from local attorneys. You do not nee F. Lee Bailey for a 50/35 so just pick the cheapest one and roll with that. And in the future pay attention to the speed limit signs, not your GPS - they are...

Q: Dismissal of citation for multiple errors

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina on
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
Amanda Bowden Houser's answer
Errors on a citation normally do not result in a dismissal - the ADA can simply amend the citation. Also speeding is a non-intent infraction or crime - it makes no difference whatsoever that he was unaware he was speeding or unfamiliar with the area. So what he needs to do is hire a local traffic attorney. He doesn't need F. Lee Bailey for a traffic ticket, so just find the cheapest one and roll with that. It will likely be my firm. We charge a flat rate total fee of $363 to have a charge...

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