Speeding Tickets

Wake County Speeding Ticket Lawyer

30+ Years of Experience Resolving 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, reach out to Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC, today.

Have you recently received a speeding ticket? Call Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC, today at (919) 346-7927 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Wake County speeding ticket attorney. 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.

How Many Points For Speeding in NC?

Most speeding violations are penalized by a fine of $10-$50 (not including potential court costs), depending on how much faster you were allegedly speeding. 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 10 mph or less – 2-3 license points, 1 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, 2 insurance points

Note that accumulating up to 12 points within 3 years will result in 60 days to 1 year of license suspension.

Can 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 very well lead to a period of license suspension 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 Attorney

Although you may want to simply pay off the speeding ticket and put the whole situation behind you, doing so means you will be subject to the penalties listed above. In many cases, hiring an experienced speeding ticket attorney can help you get your entire case dismissed or reduce your fine or other penalties.

The following are the benefits of hiring a Wake County speeding ticket lawyer:

  • Explains and protects your rights
  • Understands the legal process
  • Levels the playing field in traffic court
  • Challenges and suppresses evidence
  • Helps you obtain the most favorable outcome in your case

Call (919) 346-7927 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Wake County speeding ticket attorney.


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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    There are several ways you can get out of a speeding ticket. 

    Whether you are looking for quick solutions to get back on the road or believe you have been unfairly ticketed, a speeding ticket lawyer can help you explore the following options:

    • argue for a dismissal in court
    • argue for a reduction of your ticket (e.g., you were speeding less than alleged, so your fine and points should be accordingly reduced);
    • prove the use of “improper equipment” (e.g., a faulty speedometer), which will help you avoid penalties like driver’s license and insurance points, though this defense is only available to certain drivers.

    Should I Pay My Speeding Ticket or Go to Court?

    You may be wondering whether you should just 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 just pay your ticket, you actually have a bigger chance than you’d think of getting your ticket dismissed or at least reduced in court. Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC, can take a more detailed look at your case and assess your options for getting your speeding ticket reduced. Contact our speeding ticket attorney in Wake County today to schedule a free consultation!

    Contact Lawrence J. Kissling III, PLLC, today to get started with our Wake County speeding ticket lawyer.