If you’ve received a traffic ticket in Alamance County, chances are you have gotten a large number of letters from lawyers who want your business. In addition, you may also have noticed that there is a price on the ticket and the officer who wrote you the traffic ticket may have even told you that you can just pay the ticket off. So the question in your mind may be do I even need an attorney to handle this traffic ticket?
The short answer is maybe. Let’s take the example of someone who has gotten a ticket for speeding 80 in a 65. There likely is a price on the ticket and you may have even been told that you can conveniently pay the traffic ticket on line. Sounds simple right? Wrong! If you paid this speeding ticket off you would get 4 insurance points, the state’s payment processor would make more money, and your NC auto insurance rates would go up by 80%. Moreover, this increase would remain in effect for 3 years.
Does that mean that you need an attorney for any traffic ticket that you receive in Alamance County? No. The truth of the matter is that it depends on your driving record and what kind of traffic ticket you received.
To be honest, there are times that we will tell a potential client to simply pay off the ticket. That’s because after speaking with them and reviewing the ticket, we’ve determined that the ticket will not have a negative impact on the driver and it’s more cost effective for them not to hire an attorney.
If you’ve received a traffic ticket in Alamance County and are unsure whether this ticket will trigger insurance points, give us a call at (336) 570-1923. We’ve served over 9,000 clients with traffic tickets over the last 10 years, and we would love to serve you.