Wake County Traffic Attorney
Traffic laws are a complicated body of legislation that can dole out harsh punishments – including jail time – if defendants are not properly represented and are ultimately convicted of the charges against them.
In 2008 alone, over 1.3 million North Carolina residents were stopped for violating traffic laws. While nearly 340,000 of these individuals got off with a warning, nearly 1 million were issued citations and/or arrested after being pulled over for allegedly violating traffic laws.
Curtis R. High, Attorney at Law, a professional Raleigh traffic attorney, provides aggressive, unrelenting representation to individuals charged with violating traffic laws. To find out if he can help you, contact our office today.
Types of Traffic Charges
Mr. High represents people in a number of traffic violation cases, including:
- driving with a suspended or revoked license
- DUI or DWI
- hit and run
- insurance, registration and/or inspection violations
- reckless driving and other moving violations
- seat belt and child restraint violations
- speeding violations
- vehicular manslaughter
Sentences for Traffic Charges
Traffic violation sentences vary from case to case, depending on whether:
- the charge was a misdemeanor or felony
- the accused has a criminal record (and prior convictions of traffic violations)
- anyone was injured during the event
- other illegal activities allegedly transpired during the violation of traffic laws (i.e. drug possession, etc.)
In most cases, traffic violation sentences will include some combination of:
- points added to your driving record
- a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- fines (including restitution fees paid to the court)
- driver’s education classes
- jail time
Unfortunately, sentences for traffic violations can also have further repercussions, namely in the fact that, if the violation is noted on the driver’s record, his or her insurance premiums may increase significantly (or the driver may be dropped from his or her insurance carrier altogether).
When to Consult with a Traffic Lawyer
For the best chances of minimizing your penalty, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation with Mr. High, contact our office today.