The Chief District Court Judges establish set fine amounts for moving violations in North Carolina. These fines do not require you to appear for court and the amount is listed on your traffic ticket.
Many people assume that if they pay the ticket, there will be no further penalties. However, this depends on the type of ticket. You could be charged with an infraction, which you could simply pay if you wish. Other moving violations can lead to a misdemeanor charge, therefore requiring you to attend court.
Even if you choose to “just pay” your speeding ticket, you should be aware that these tickets will add points to your driving record, therefore increasing your insurance premium. If you get too many speeding tickets, you will most likely end up with a suspended licence.
Did you recently get a speeding ticket? Are you debating on whether you should fight it or pay it? Whether you think you may lose your license or you want to avoid increasing your insurance premium, contact The Law Corner at 919-424-8319. During your first consultation, we will determine the best course of action for your situation. We can help reduce your speeding ticket so that you will not have points added to your driving record, or we can help you get your license back.
Refer to this NC Department of Insurance plan to see how speeding tickets can affect your insurance rate: Insurance points.
For more information, check out our blog “I Just Got A Speeding Ticket; What Do I Do?”