Speeding Tickets

Wake County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Experienced Legal Representation for Speeding Tickets in North Carolina 

Have you been issued a speeding ticket? Whether you have questions about how it can be challenged or reduced, Attorney Lawrence J. Kissling III can help. 

He can assess your case and lay out several legal options you have for resolving your ticket, including arguing for a dismissal, requesting a Prayer for Judgement Continued, or simply paying off the ticket without going to court. Whatever questions you have about your speeding ticket, contact Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC, today. 

Call Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC today at (919) 346-7927 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our speeding ticket attorney in Wake County! Representing drivers in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, and Fuquay-Varina.

North Carolina Speeding Laws

Drivers who violate North Carolina’s basic speeding law and absolute speed limits may be issued a speeding ticket. The state’s basic speeding law requires that you always drive at a safe speed depending on the circumstances (e.g., not driving more than a reasonable 55 miles per hour when it’s snowing). Absolute speed limits delineate actual limits that drivers cannot violate, such as 70 mph on interstate highways.

What are the Penalties For Speeding in North Carolina?

Most speeding violations are penalized by a fine of $10-$50 (not including potential court costs), depending on how much faster you allegedly speed. Speeding in school or construction zones may lead to enhanced penalties of $250. You will also incur points on your driver’s license depending on how fast you were speeding:

  • Speeding ten mph or less – 2-3 license points, one insurance point
  • Speeding in a school zone – 2-3 license points, 1-2 insurance points
  • Speeding over 55 mph – 3 license points, 1-2 insurance points
  • Speeding 75 mph when the posted speed limit is less than 70 mph – 3 license points, 1-3 insurance points
  • Speeding 80 mph when the posted speed limit is 70 mph or more – 3 license points, two insurance points

Calculating up to 12 points within three years will result in license suspension for 60 days to 1 year.

Will a Speeding Ticket Increase Your Insurance? 

Speeding tickets hold longer-term consequences than you might think. Accumulating driver’s license points for such traffic violations could lead to a license suspension period and greatly increased insurance rates. If the insurance company discovers a speeding ticket on your driving record, they may consider you a higher-risk driver, which could increase your insurance premiums.

Benefits of Hiring a Wake County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Hiring an experienced Wake County speeding ticket lawyer can provide numerous benefits, offering you a strategic advantage in handling your case. Here are some key advantages:

  • Explains and Protects Your Rights: A skilled attorney will ensure you fully understand your rights in the legal process. Your lawyer will work to protect your rights throughout the proceedings.
  • Understanding of the Legal Process: An experienced professional comprehends the intricacies of the legal system. This knowledge allows them to navigate the process efficiently on your behalf.
  • Leveling the Playing Field in Traffic Court: Your lawyer advocates leveling the playing field against legal complexities. They ensure your voice is heard and your case is treated fairly in traffic court.
  • Challenges and Suppresses Evidence: A speeding ticket attorney can identify and challenge evidence against you. They work to suppress evidence that may be unfavorable to your case.
  • Helps You Obtain the Most Favorable Outcome: With their expertise, your attorney strives to secure the best possible outcome for your case. This may involve dismissal or reduction of penalties through negotiation or legal strategies.

Exploring Options with a Speeding Ticket Lawyer

When faced with a speeding ticket, you have various options to explore with the assistance of a skilled attorney. Your lawyer can help you consider the following alternatives:

  • Argue for Dismissal in Court: Your attorney can present a strong case for dismissing the speeding ticket.
  • Argue for a Reduction of Your Ticket: Your lawyer may advocate for reducing penalties based on valid arguments, such as fines and points. This could involve disputing the alleged speed or other relevant factors.
  • Prove the Use of "Improper Equipment": Your attorney can work to demonstrate the use of faulty equipment, such as a malfunctioning speedometer. This defense may help you avoid penalties like driver's licenses and insurance points, though eligibility criteria apply.

By enlisting the support of a Wake County speeding ticket lawyer, you not only enhance your chances of a favorable outcome but also gain valuable assistance in navigating the legal complexities associated with traffic violations.  

Have you recently received a speeding ticket in North Carolina? Contact Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC about your case today!  

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

  • Focuses on Traffic Law
  • Handles Thousands of Cases per Year
  • More Than Three Decades of Expertise
  • Straightforward and Practical Advice
  • Did an awesome job taking care of my traffic violations!
    - Adam Young
  • Mr. Kissling is a great Traffic lawyer. Would recommend to anyone that needs a traffic lawyer in the Raleigh area.
    - E Torje
  • "They are timely and very customer friendly."
    These guys are awesome!!!!!!!! I recommend these guys to anyone in any situation. They are timely and very customer friendly.
    - Terrell Young
  • "Case was actually dismissed due to Larry's diligence"
    My minor speeding ticket was handled smoothly and I did not need to go to court. Case was actually dismissed due to Larry's diligence. Thanks again!!!
    - Lee Salzmann

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    Should I Pay My Speeding Ticket or Go to Court?

    You may wonder whether you should pay off the ticket and not bother with the court. While this is sometimes an option to resolve the ticket quickly, this may not be the most efficient way to protect your driving record or insurance rates. Paying the speeding ticket means you plead guilty to the charges, so you will incur the penalties set forth (fines, driver’s license points, insurance points, etc.) without the option of reducing them. As a result, it is in your best interests as a driver to consult an experienced speeding ticket lawyer about your options and how to most efficiently resolve your speeding ticket while still preserving your driving privileges.

    Contact Our Wake County Speeding Ticket Attorney Today

    While it may seem like the quickest option to pay your ticket, you have a bigger chance than you’d think of getting your ticket dismissed or reduced in court. Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC, can take a more detailed look at your case and assess your options for reducing your speeding ticket. Contact our speeding ticket attorney in Wake County today to schedule a free consultation!

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