This FAQ is provided for general information only, and is not tailored to your specific facts and circumstances. This is not intended to provide legal advice or services, and does not create an attorney client relationship. For specific legal advice as to your situation, please contact our office at (919) 778-6707 to schedule a Consultation.
1. What kind of tickets do you handle?
We handle everything – infractions, license issues, speeding tickets, misdemeanors, DWIs, DUIs, etc.
2. What counties do you travel to for Traffic Tickets?
We handle traffic matters at the Goldsboro, Mount Olive, Kinston, Snow Hill, Kenansville, and Clinton courthouses. If you have received a ticket in Wayne, Greene, Lenoir, Duplin, or Sampson County, we can help.
3. How much will it cost?
Traffic issues are usually a flat rate, plus court costs and fines. The total fee varies based on the specific ticket or citation. Please call our office for more information.
4. What is the Driving History, and how much does it cost?
We obtain your North Carolina Driving History from the DMV. There is an $8.00 cost for these histories. In order to effectively represent you, we need to know what your driving history is. In addition, we need to have them when we discuss your case with the District Attorney.
5. Why should I hire an attorney? I can just plead guilty.
You can absolutely handle a ticket yourself and just pay the fine. However, doing so in certain circumstances may result in the suspension of your license or increased insurance premiums. An attorney may be able to get your ticket reduced or dismissed, and keep you from getting points on your license and insurance. In addition, some clients are unable to appear in court and need an attorney to appear on their behalf.
6. Do I have to appear in Court?
Often, in cases involving minor traffic violations, our attorneys are able to appear in Court on your behalf without you having to attend. There are some charges, such as Driving While Impaired (DWIs or DUIs), where your attendance would be mandatory.
7. Will my speeding ticket affect my insurance?
In many cases, yes. Insurance points increase your insurance rates for years. That is where we can help. For information on insurance rates and traffic tickets, please click here.
8. My license is revoked. Can you help me get it back?
Generally, yes! We may be able help you clear up your traffic issues so that you can get your license restored.
9. I have Court on Monday! If I retain you today, can you get my case continued?
Yes – but call our office as soon as possible.
10. What documents will you need from me?
We will need a copy of your ticket, copy of driver’s license, Intake Form, and a Waiver of Appearance. The Intake Form and Waiver of Appearance are both available under Forms.