Speeding Tickets Are Not As Simple As They Appear

Speeding is one of the most common motor vehicle infractions in North Carolina. Drivers of all ages and from all backgrounds are often tempted to exceed the posted speed limits. Because it is so common, however, it's easy to make the mistake of thinking that all you need to do is pay the fine and forget about it.

This is often a mistake.

At Bell Law Firm in Jacksonville, we know that you may face many problems if you simply pay the ticket. You should be aware that if you pay it, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will add points to your record. Once you reach a certain number, your driver's license will automatically be suspended. This can have far-reaching implications and potentially affect:

  • Your job. How will you get to and from your workplace?
  • Your children. How will you pick them up from day care or drop them off at school?
  • Your health. How will you attend doctor appointments without the ability to drive yourself?

More Than 15 MPH Over The Limit

Driving more than 15 mph over the posted limit means that a court appearance is mandatory. However, the good news is that our attorney can appear in your place. This means you don't have to worry about missing work, and you don't have to deal with the stress of talking to the judge. Our lawyer will handle it for you. This is a particular benefit if you live in a different state and were only passing through North Carolina.

More Than 20 MPH Over The Limit

If you are convicted of driving more than 20 mph over the limit, you will have to take an eight-hour defensive driving course held on the weekends in Jacksonville. If you don't live within an hour of this city, you may be able to take the course online.

Let Us Put Our Decades Of Experience On Your Side

Before paying any speeding ticket, call Bell Law Firm at 910-378-2873 or email us. You can count on us to use our 30 years of legal experience to pursue the best results possible for you.