Protect Your Money And Your License By Fighting Your Speeding Ticket
It seems like a hassle to fight a speeding ticket. Many people just pay the ticket and move on. That is a big mistake, however, because the long-term consequences can be much worse than you realize. It almost always results in higher insurance rates and can cost your driver’s license.
Just paying a speeding ticket is never your best option. Before you pay the ticket, talk to an attorney first. At Sullivan Law, located in Brunswick County, we know that quick service and an experienced defense can help you get a ticket dismissed or reduced to something less serious.
Why Is A Speeding Ticket So Terrible?
Paying a ticket means that you have admitted guilt and pled guilty. Aside from the fine, you will have points added to your driver’s license record. This can cause your insurance rate to jump as high as 40 percent for three years. If you make another mistake and get a second ticket, your license to drive may be suspended for up to six months.
A speeding ticket can also affect your ability to earn a living. If you are required to drive for a job, you may not be employable with too many points on your driving record.
In some cases, a speeding ticket can be charged as reckless driving, a criminal offense. This is something that is done at the arresting officer’s discretion. Although an entirely arbitrary charge, it is a serious offense that could leave you with a criminal record forever.
How Can An Attorney Help?
The goal is to reduce your ticket to a lesser offense that will not affect your insurance rates or put your license at risk. If you are charged with reckless driving as well, the goal is to get that charge dismissed. An experienced attorney knows how to:
- Understand the significance of all the details of your case
- Investigate the circumstances of your charges, including weather and traffic conditions
- Skillfully negotiate with the prosecution to have charges reduced or dismissed
Even if you already paid a ticket, attorney Dustin R.T. Sullivan can file a motion for appropriate relief. That asks the court to cancel the paid ticket and negotiate it down to a lesser offense. As your lawyer, he can handle the court appearances on your behalf, so there will be minimal disruption to your work or life. In most cases, this can be done by attorney Dustin R.T. Sullivan without your presence in court.
How To Reach Us
Please call our office in Bolivia, North Carolina, at 910-250-9289 or contact us via email. We return contacts the same day. Initial consultations are free and we offer flat fees and convenient payment options.