DMV POINT SCALE
|Passing a stopped school bus||5|
|Hit and run, property damage only||4|
|Following too closely||4|
|Driving on wrong side of road||4|
|Failure to yield right of way to pedestrian||4|
|Running stop sign||3|
|Speeding in excess of 55 miles per hour||3|
|Failure to yield right of way||3|
|Running a red light||3|
|No drivers license or license expired more than one year||3|
|Failure to stop for siren||3|
|Driving through safety zone||3|
|No liability insurance||3|
|Failure to properly restrain a child in a restraint or seat belt||2|
|All other moving violations||2|
Legal Defense Strategies for Boone & Watauga County Traffic Court Violations
If you have been convicted of a traffic violation in North Carolina court, there are ways to resolve your issue to have the best possible outcome. Previous traffic convictions can result in larger consequences on the results of your case. Outstanding tickets and aggravating criminal factors, can complicated your outcome. Before you take your traffic ticket to court, consult with a legal team to evaluate your traffic violation case. Time is of the essence when fighting for your driving privileges and avoiding insurance premiums.
Prayer for Judgement Continued
Sometimes a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) is the best option, but sometimes it is not. Harmon Law will order an updated copy of your driving record and review your driving history to effectuate the best outcome for your situation. We know when to use a PJC to protect your privilege and insurance rates. There are two point scales that impact your ability to drive. One is the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) point scale, and the other is the insurance point scale. If you accumulate too many DMV points, this can lead to a suspension of your driving privilege. You are entitled to two PJC’s every five years to manage your DMV points. If you receive insurance points, your premiums could go up $200 for every point you accumulate. You are entitled to one PJC every three years to protect your insurance points.
Motion for Appropriate Relief
If you missed a court date appearance for a traffic ticket or have paid your ticket only to have your license revoked, there are ways to reopen your case. Harmon Law has the ability to change your legal outcomes and fix problems you have encountered.
Work With a Criminal Attorney in Boone, NC
Insurance companies are looking for any reason to increase your rates and the DMV is able to revoke your license for many different minor traffic tickets if you plead guilty or just pay it off. North Carolina traffic tickets can generally be paid online, by mail, phone, or in-person at the courthouse. Depending on the type of ticket you received, you may be able to fight your traffic ticket in court. Lawyer fees for speeding tickets start at $150 and usually eliminate the need to take a day off work and wait around in court. Different rates may be quoted depending on your speed, your prior driving history, and what type of charge you were cited with. Every court case is different, and each client has a unique experience. Schedule an appointment for a free consultation to determine what options you may have in protecting your license and keeping your insurance costs low.