Friday, August 30, 2013
A conviction for littering while driving can result in 1 driving point.
see link to a list of all offenses and driving points associated with each offense.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
You cannot drive a commercial vehicle without a commercial drivers license.
See below on how to obtain a commercial drivers license in NC
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
School is back in session. Watch out for school busses picking up and dropping off students.
Rules on when you can and cannot pass a school bus.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In many instances you can get a limited driving privilege if your license is revoked. See the site below of a list of suspension for which you can get a limited privilege.
Monday, August 26, 2013
The driver of the vehicle is responsible for the wearing of seat belts by all persons under the age of 16.
Friday, August 23, 2013
In North Carolina, a person between the ages of 15 and 18 can get a graduated license which over time will results in their full drivers license.
The attached information shows the process and limitations for each step.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
In most cases, you do not want to pay off an out of state ticket. For North Carolina drivers, an out of state ticket for driving more than 15 mph over the speed limit or more than 80 MPH will cause you license to be suspended in NC. You should always check with an attorney in your licensing state before you resolve an out of state ticket.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The below link shows the current court costs for North Carolina. Pursuant to NC law, a judge cannot waive the court costs unless he shows in writing there is just cause.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Complete review of driving points in NC
Monday, August 19, 2013
More on Cell Phone use and Texting while driving in NC
Friday, August 16, 2013
While there are some NC traffic tickets you can just pay off, it is not normally a good idea. You should at a minimum, contact an attorney for a free consultation. In most cases, if the attorney cannot get you a better result, they will then tell you to pay off the ticket without a court appearance.
If you should just pay the ticket, see below for advise as to how to do it.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
What do do when you hit a parked car in a parking lot.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
More on Driving While License Revoked.
Monday, August 12, 2013
If you are licensed in a state other than NC, and you receive a ticket in NC, you will need to check with your local DMV to see how the ticket will affect your driving record and insurance as each state has different rules for out of state tickets.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
There is a big difference between prearranged racing and willful racing. See the following article.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
North Carolina requires all riders of motorcycles to wear a helmet. Attached is a breakdown of all motorcycle and bike helmet laws for every state.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
North Carolina requires a separate motorcycle license. Here is more information on how to obtain a NC motorcycle license.
Monday, August 5, 2013
More info on Prayer for Judgment Continued in North Carolina
Friday, August 2, 2013
A no operators license charge can cause many difficulties. In addition to being a class 2 misdemeanor, it carries 3 driving points and one insurance point. A couple of these can result in a suspension. It is important to make sure you do not plead to a NOL during a time of revocation or you can be suspended for an additional year.
For more on this go to http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=20-7
Thursday, August 1, 2013
In the North Carolina court system, a post-conviction challenge to a conviction or sentence, whether after a jury trial or a guilty plea, involves filing a motion for appropriate relief, often called an MAR. This type of litigation is simply what its name implies: a request for whatever relief a defendant seeks, whether a dismissal of all charges, a new trial, or a new sentencing hearing.
With regard to traffic matters, this is mostly used to get or remove a Prayer for Judgment or to reopen a case when a there is insurance impact due to the mishandling of a matter.