QUESTION: "I got a Wake County speeding ticket. How is it going to affect my auto insurance premium?"
ANSWER: It depends on how fast you were driving, your prior DMV record, the record of those in your household, and how your ticket is handled. After listening to that information about your record I'll be able to tell you how your ticket will affect your insurance rate. Generally it's an increase of $200 per point per year. So a speeding ticket could cost you an extra $600 over three years if it is not handled correctly.
QUESTION: "The officer who gave me a Raleigh speeding ticket said it was mandatory that I appear in court. Do I have to appear in court?"
ANSWER: North Carolina law requires individuals to appear in Court when they receive speeding tickets at specific high rates of speed. In most situations I'm able to get your court appearance waived and can save you the considerable time and effort of appearing in Court. It's not a pleasant experience and it can definitely take a while. Every client at my law firm is sent a "waiver of appearance" form which allows me to handle their case without the client being present. There are certain situations where it is required for a client to appear in court but it's usually a rare situation. For more information on how your Raleigh, NC speeding ticket will be handled please contact me directly. I'll be happy to speak with you on the phone any time.
QUESTION: My Wake County speeding ticket was for 20 mph over the speed limit. Can I lose my North Carolina driving license?"
ANSWER: Yes. However, the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC has ways to help you keep your license. During your free initial consultation we will discuss a number of factors which will help us in dealing with the Wake County District Attorney to help you keep your license and keep your insurance rates down.
QUESTION: "I received a North Carolina speeding ticket. I live in another state. Is the North Carolina ticket going to affect my insurance?"
ANSWER: While the DMV in your state will probably find out about the North Carolina traffic citation, the question of how the citation will affect your insurance depends on your local DMV and how your NC traffic ticket is handled. It will very likely follow you back home so it's important to deal with it promptly. I can appear on your behalf to help fix your ticket in order to keep your insurance rates low and to make sure the damage is lessened or eliminated.