At the time I'd lived in NC for approx. 2 months. and I did have a valid VA license and registration. Iredell County says the total owed is $440--- $190 court costs $50 fine $200 late fee. Plus a separate $50 DMV charge. Evidently NC suspended my license and I can't get a replacement or renewed license here in VA. Would it be wise to hire a traffic lawyer? If so what is a ballpark figure a lawyer would charge and how much of the amounts on the ticket could possibly go away? I currently live in VA. Thanks!
Talk to an attorney.Based on the circumstances of your ticket, an attorney can possibly get that ticket dismissed. Keep in mind that in NC, a conviction for expired registration is actually a misdemeanor crime so it is definitely something you want to take seriously. As far as pricing goes, every lawyer is different. You will just need to contact an individual attorney and see what they charge.
An attorney would most likely be able to handle this matter without you ever having to appear in court. Due to the age of the case and the offenses charged, an attorney would have a good chance of getting the charges dismissed or at least reduced. An attorney would also be able to get the $200.00 late fee stricken from the court cost. Attorney fees can vary greatly but it sounds like hiring an attorney would be your best and most cost efficient option.
Yes, it would be wise to hire an attorney on this matter. Iredell County will probably not dismiss this case without proof a valid license, however, they probably would reduce it to a non moving violation. The registration issue would probably be dismissed if you have proof the car is registered or that you no longer own it. The court costs would probably be around $240, (assuming the failure to appear fee is stricken), and an attorney would probably be around $150-300.
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