As with all criminal charges, convictions for traffic violations have a cumulative effect and multiple convictions can have serious adverse consequences, including a suspended license and/or a significant increase in insurance. More serious violations like drunk driving or vehicular manslaughter can result in jail time.

It is important to take traffic violations seriously. Roberts Law Office can protect your rights and fight to protect you from these harsh consequences. We will analyze your driving record and attempt to get the best possible result available.

We provide defense against a range of traffic violations, including but not limited to:

Our goal is to help keep points off your license, your insurance premium low, and keep you on the road. The sooner you contact us the better we will be able to help you successfully resolve your traffic matters.

Driving While License Revoked/Suspended License:

Driving in Raleigh with a revoked or suspended license is a misdemeanor offense that not only subjects you to an additional suspension with NC DMV but, without an experienced lawyer, it could also equate to an active jail sentence or probation with hefty fines based on your record.

By law, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles shall have authority to suspend a license with or without a preliminary hearing under these circumstances:

  1. Has within a three-year period, accumulated 12 or more points, or eight or more points in the three-year period immediately following the reinstatement of a license which has been suspended
  2. Has made, permitted an unlawful/fraudulent use of a license or a learner’s permit, or has displayed, represented as his/her own, a license or learner’s permit not issued to him/her
  3. Has committed an offense in another state, which would be grounds for suspension in this State
  4. Has been convicted of illegal transportation of alcoholic beverages
  5. Has been convicted of impaired instruction to provisional licensee
  6. Has committed an impaired driving offense on a military installation and, as a result of that violation, has had his/her privilege to drive on that installation suspended after an administrative hearing
  7. Has, within a period of 12 months, been convicted of (i) two or more charges of speeding over 55 and not more than 80 miles per hour, (ii) one or more charges of reckless driving and one or more charges of speeding over 55 and not more than 80 miles per hour, or (iii) one or more charges of aggressive driving and one or more charges of speeding over 55 and not more than 80 miles per hour
  8. Has been convicted of operating a motor vehicle at a speed over 75 miles per hour on a public road or highway where the maximum speed is less than 70 miles per hour
  9. Has been convicted of operating a motor vehicle at a speed over 80 miles per hour on a public highway where the maximum speed is 70 miles per hour
  10. Has been sentenced by a court not to operate a motor vehicle for a period of time

However, if the Division of Motor Vehicles suspends without a preliminary hearing and the person whose license is being suspended requests a hearing before the effective date of the suspension, the licensee retains his/her license until the hearing is held, the person withdraws his/her request, or he/she fails to appear at a scheduled hearing.

It is important to review your case with a trained and experienced traffic/criminal defense lawyer who specializes in revoked or suspended licenses in Raleigh to see that the negotiated outcome will safeguard against insurance increase and forfeiture of driving privileges. There are ways to handle these traffic matters that avoid the above outcomes.

Contact us now at info@robertslawnc.com or give us a call a 919-782-8115 to set up a free consultation with an experienced traffic lawyer to review your matter.

The information contained in this site is not intended to be legal advice. You should consult a lawyer for advice regarding your specific matter.

Reckless Driving:

When charged with reckless driving in Raleigh, it is imperative that you contact an attorney that has a wealth of experience handling charges of reckless driving. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense that not only causes significant insurance points to be levied resulting in a significant increase in your premium, but if not handled properly also can cause a forfeiture/loss of driving privileges. Our attorneys accept a wide variety of reckless driving cases, including cases related to willful speed competitions and dangerous driving.

HighwayIt is important to review your case with a trained and experienced reckless driving attorney in Raleigh to see that the negotiated outcome will safeguard against insurance increase and forfeiture/loss of privileges.

Contact us in Raleigh at info@robertslawnc.com or give us a call at 919-782-8115 to set up a free consultation with a reckless driving attorney to review your matter.

The information contained in this site is not intended to be legal advice. You should consult a lawyer for advice regarding your specific matter.

Speeding Tickets:

Many people do not take traffic tickets seriously, and they can cause significant problems in the future if they are not taken care of properly. Almost all speeding/traffic violations will trigger insurance points and some cases loss of driving privileges if plead out as charged on the citation. It is important to speak with an experienced Raleigh lawyer to review your speeding ticket and go over with you your options with you before you go to court.

SpeedingThe North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NC DMV) is required to maintain a record of all licensed drivers in the state and any conviction they receive that is a violation of motor vehicle laws of the state. Each conviction is allotted a point or points by the DMV. If you accumulate twelve (12) points in a three-year period, your license will be suspended for at least sixty (60) days. If you accumulate eight (8) additional points in the three (3) year period following your license reinstatement, your license could be suspended for six (6) months. The below chart of points is a separate system than the one used by insurance companies and NCDMV points appear on a person’s driving record as they are accumulated.

NCDMV Point Values for Non-Commercial Drivers

5 -Points

  • Passing stopped school bus
  • Aggressive driving

4-Points

  • Reckless Driving
  • Hit and Run
  • Property Damage Only
  • Following too close
  • Driving on wrong side of road
  • Illegal passing
  • Failure to yield right of way to bicycle, motor scooter, or motorcycle

3- Points

  • Running through stop sign
  • Speeding in excess of 55 miles per hour
  • Failing to yield right-of-way
  • Running through red light
  • No driver’s license or license expired more than one year
  • Failure to stop for siren
  • Driving through safety zone
  • No liability insurance
  • Failure to report accident where such report required
  • Speeding in a school zone

2- Points

  • Failure to properly restrain a child
  • All other moving violations

1-Point

  • Littering involving the use of a motor vehicle

Lawyers at Roberts Law Office possesses the knowledge and skill to help you avoid losing your driver’s license. Thorough examination of any ticket may reveal flaws that require the ticket to be thrown out. In other circumstances, it may be possible to negotiate a reduction of the charge to a lesser offense, resulting in reduced fines, points added to your record, and safeguard your insurance from increase. Call and have your case and driving history reviewed by a trained and experienced Raleigh speeding ticket lawyer.

Contact us now at info@robertslawnc.com or give us a call a 919-782-8115 to set up a free consultation with an experienced Raleigh speeding ticket lawyer to review your matter.

The information contained in this site is not intended to be legal advice. You should consult a lawyer for advice regarding your specific matter.

Outstanding or Old Traffic Tickets:

Traffic TicketOld outstanding traffic tickets can have an impact on your privilege to drive in Raleigh, so it is important that you get a lawyer with experience handling outstanding traffic tickets. Don’t get caught up in the trap where you are told you need to take care of this old ticket to get your license back and after doing as told you wind up triggering further suspensions by NC DMV. Outstanding traffic tickets in Raleigh, when not taken care of, trigger suspensions and often cause insurance points to be levied resulting in significant increases in your premiums.

It is important to review your case with a trained and experienced outstanding traffic ticket lawyer in Raleigh to see that the negotiated outcome will safeguard against insurance increase and forfeiture of driving privileges.

Please contact us at info@robertslawnc.com or give us a call at 919-782-8115 to set up a free consultation.

The information contained in this site is not intended to be legal advice. You should consult a lawyer for advice regarding your specific matter.

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Edd Roberts

Edd K. Roberts III is a board certified criminal defense attorney in Raleigh that specializes in criminal law. As a former prosecutor for Wake County, he knows what it takes to defend you against all kinds of criminal charges ranging from a misdemeanor DWI to a serious felony such as Homicide.

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