3 Things To Do After You Get a Speeding Ticket in North Carolina
At Mulligan Epstein, speeding tickets are one of the most common traffic violations that we see. Maybe you didn’t notice the speed limit dropped when you crossed into a new town. Maybe you were running late for work and thought, “Just this once.” Often, you don’t even realize you’re speeding until you see those flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror and glance down at your speedometer in surprise. Whatever the reason, the result is the same—fines, points on your license, a day wasted in court, and a higher insurance rate.
Unless, of course, you contact our Criminal and Traffic Defense Section. At Mulligan Epstein, this department is headed by a former Assistant District Attorney and staffed by attorneys who are experienced at handling speeding tickets in North Carolina in the following five counties: Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Columbus, and Onslow. Consulting with a traffic ticket lawyer can help increase your chances of reducing or even dismissing your charges, and ultimately saving you hundreds of dollars.
If you ever find yourself facing those flashing blue lights, there are three things you can do to improve your situation. Follow these tips and you’ll be speeding toward a happy ending!
1. Figure out what kind of fines you’re facing.
Not all speeding tickets are created equal. For example, if you were caught speeding in a school zone or work zone in North Carolina, you’ll probably face an insurance increase. A ticket that clocks you at 30 miles over the speed limit will be more expensive than one in which you were only 10 over. Some speeding tickets will involve a court appearance, while others can be helped with a few nights in traffic school. It’s important to know what you’re up against before you decide what to do.
2. Contact Mulligan Epstein.
If all those above options made your head spin, don’t worry. You’re not alone. The law can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Luckily, Mulligan Epstein offers free consultations for traffic tickets for anyone in need of legal assistance. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and reach the best possible outcome for your individual case.
3. Check your records and accounts.
After your case is complete, your day in court is behind you, and your paperwork has been filed, request a copy of your driving record from the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle. It’s important to follow up on your case with both the DMV and your insurance company, and make sure your attorney’s hard work is reflected on your records. You can order a non-certified driving record for your personal use for just $8. The peace of mind it can give you will be worth much more than that!
We hope that this post helps you stay informed and empowered if you get a speeding ticket in North Carolina. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re open, available, and happy to help. In the meantime, drive safe!