Got clocked going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone by State hwy patrol, but the last speed limit sign said 65 mph zone and I clearly asked the officer these words "I did not see a sign after the bridge for a 55 mph zone last I saw was the 65 on the bridge" and he proceeded to tell me that once after you get off the bridge it turns into a 55mph. He did not mention that there was an immediate sign posted so I was to assume to slow down? I do not want to appear in court I would rather pay the ticket, for I am in the military and my court date is set on a date when I leave for deployment.
You don’t want to go to court and you’re getting deployed on the same day as your court date? Easy Peasy- and no problem. Solution- Hire a lawye! She or he can go to court for you without you also needing to be there.You can’t just pay off the ticket in NC because your license will be suspended as a result. (Paying off the ticket = pleading guilty.).
I agree 100% with Mary. You will definitely want to retain a local attorney for a 20-over speeding citation. An attorney may be able to have the citation reduced to a non-moving violation so you can avoid driver's license points and insurance rate-hikes. The attorney should also be able to appear on your behalf in court without you having to appearance (barring some sort of very extenuating circumstance).
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