Your Options Following A Traffic Violation
Traffic violations might seem like minor offenses but they can carry significant consequences. You have a few choices if you have received a traffic ticket: you can pay the fines, you can challenge the ticket or you can seek a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC).
Paying the fines and moving on might sound ideal but it is not that simple. When you pay traffic ticket fines, you are automatically pleading guilty to the offense. This adds points to your driving record. With too many points, you can lose your driving privileges. Your insurance rates will also rise if you plead guilty.
Challenging The Ticket
You may want to look into challenging the ticket. A skilled attorney can build a strategy to work toward a positive outcome for you. It is possible to have a ticket dismissed altogether, which would prevent points from being added to your driving record.
Prayer For Judgment Continued (PJC)
A PJC is not a decree of not guilty but it does prevent points from being added to your record. This may be a good option for you to avoid the negative impact a ticket could have. A lawyer can determine if this is the right choice for you.
Begin Your Case Today
At Lanier, Fountain, Ceruzzi & Sabbah, we have extensive experience navigating North Carolina’s traffic offense laws. If you received a speeding ticket, reckless driving charge or any other traffic offense, we can help.
To discuss your options, you can schedule a consultation by contacting us online or calling 910-939-3585. We are located in Jacksonville and serve clients in Onslow County and many of our surrounding counties.