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Speeding Ticket

Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyers Defending Charlotte Drivers Facing Serious Traffic Violations

Defending against a speeding ticket in North Carolina requires a strategic approach. Hiring a Charlotte traffic offenses attorney at the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, can be a significant advantage. We can help you understand your legal options and identify any errors or technical defenses, such as calibration issues with the speed detection device or improper signage. At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we offer free consultations to all prospective clients, during which we will answer your questions and explain how we can help defend your driving record.

How Many Points Will a Speeding Violation Add to Your NC Driver’s License?

In North Carolina, the number of points added to your driving record for a speeding ticket depends on the severity of the offense. Generally, if you are convicted of speeding:

Driving at a speed of 10 mph or less over the posted limit, provided it is not in excess of 55 mph, will not add points to your driving record.

For speeding more than 10 mph over the posted limit or speeding in excess of 55 mph, you will receive 3 points on your driving record.

If you are caught speeding in a school zone, you will receive 3 points on your record.

Speeding in excess of 75 mph may result in 4 points on your driving record.

These points can lead to increased insurance rates and, if accumulated beyond certain thresholds, can result in the suspension of your driving privileges. However, if you were cited for speeding, you have options, and it is important you understand them to ensure your case doesn’t impact your future any more than it needs to.

Defending Against a Speeding Ticket

There is a common misconception that you can’t fight a speeding ticket. But in reality, there are several defenses to speeding violations. However, to ensure you maximize your chances of success, it’s important your case in handled property from the very beginning.

First, review the details of your ticket and the circumstances of the alleged offense, preferably, with your lawyer. Together, you can consider any possible inaccuracies or extenuating factors that could be used in your defense.

Next, prepare to challenge the officer’s evidence. This could involve questioning the accuracy of the radar gun used or the officer's training and experience with the equipment. Your attorney might also present evidence that you were not speeding, such as GPS data or witness testimony.

After reviewing the evidence, you may consider negotiating for a reduced charge, especially if this is your first offense and your driving record is otherwise clean. However, for those with a significant record of traffic violations, negotiation may be less fruitful. There is also more on the line if you have a prior record of serious traffic violations, especially if you were also cited for reckless driving or DWI.

Remember, your goal is to either have the ticket dismissed or the penalties reduced. A well-prepared defense can significantly influence the outcome of your case, potentially saving you from fines, points on your license, and increased insurance rates.

Learn More About How to Fight a NC Speeding Ticket

At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we have the knowledge and resources needed to successfully challenge any traffic ticket. We do not spread our attention thin by handling every case under the sun; we focus specifically on the areas of criminal defense in which we are truly knowledgeable. Contesting traffic tickets is one of our strong points. We have a complete understanding of the laws surrounding these violations and know what it takes to mount a successful defense. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a Charlotte speeding ticket defense lawyer, reach out to the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, by calling 705-405-2580 to schedule a free consultation. You can also connect with one of our attorneys by completing our secure online contact form.

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