Almost every driver on the roads of Statesville and greater North Carolina has gone over the speed limit in his or her lifetime. Since speeding is so common, it may not seem like a big deal. However, it is a traffic violation that can lead to serious consequences.
You do not have to face these consequences on your own. At The Law Office of Michael D. Cleaves, PLLC, attorney Michael D. Cleaves will work closely with you to fight against a speeding ticket or other traffic violation charge. Mr. Cleaves has over 15 years of experience representing people like you against traffic violations. He understands the system and will guide you every step of the way in an effort to clear your record and protect your rights.
Las violaciones de tránsito pueden tener consecuencias en el futuro. Contacte The Law Office of Michael D. Cleaves, PLLC, para representación eficaz.
Protecting Your Driving Rights
Usually, you have to only pay a fine for speeding. However, the penalties can quickly pile up with traffic violations.
North Carolina has a traffic violation points system, and each violation adds a certain number of points to your driving record. Sometimes people take the advice of a police officer, a DMV clerk or someone else who does not represent their interests, and simply pay the ticket at the courthouse. By doing so, they are pleading responsible or guilty to the moving violation and incurring the points associated with the charge. For example, if you plea responsible to running a red light, you will have three points against you. Speeding can also be a three-point offense. These points may not seem serious, but if enough points collect on your record, you could face:
- Higher insurance costs
- Significant fines
- Court hearings
- Suspended license
- Revoked license
It can be stressful to deal with speeding tickets and other traffic violations on your record, and even more so to face a criminal charge for something people do every day. Mr. Cleaves does everything he can to reduce that stress by seeking to negotiate a plea of responsible to a lesser offense, thus reducing or eliminating the points.
You Can Fight A Ticket. Call An Experienced Lawyer Today.
Mr. Cleaves is always available to discuss the specifics of your case. Contact The Law Office of Michael D. Cleaves, PLLC, today for a free consultation. You can call our toll-free number 888-397-7618 or send us an email. Se habla español.