Alamance County Speeding Ticket Lawyer


Hi.  My name is Eb Rossi, and I’ve been representing people who get speeding tickets in Alamance County District Court for the past 15 years.  During that time I have personally represented over 9,000 motorists with just one goal: to reduce or eliminate the imposition of insurance points. In fact, that goal is so important that we prominently state it in every contract.

If you’ve received a speeding ticket in Alamance County you have to know that we historically been one of the harder counties in the piedmont triad in which to resolve a speeding ticket. This was by design. While the counties that surrounded us routinely gave people an opportunity to plead to non moving violations (improper equipment), a former District Attorney stated his policy something like this, “the only thing improper is their right foot.” The quote may be a little off, but the intended sentiment is not. He took the position that people who speed should pay higher insurance rates. Accordingly, he was not going to let people plead to improper equipment.

Things have now changed in the county, but most of  our District Court Judges still continue to limit their own discretion, refusing to grant a pjc (another form of relief) in cases where the officer alleges that the motorist was speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. (The law actually allows judges to grant that relief in cases up to 25 miles per hour over the speed limit)

What this all means is that you have to know our forum.  Be careful. Not knowing your forum means you may not get the best deal.  Finally, you should also bear in mind that neither the D.A. nor the judge can give you legal advice.

So, if you received a speeding ticket in Alamance County and want the help of an experienced Alamance County traffic lawyer, please give us a call at (336) 570-1923. Our office is just three minutes from the court house, and we accept Visa and MasterCard for your convenience.

Alamance County Speeding Tickets | Improper Equipment

From time to time we get a call from someone who got a speeding ticket in Alamance County and really had something wrong with their speedometer. Many times they will already have had the problem repaired. Other times they are thinking about it but are not sure what to do.

In 2004 the legislature amended the speeding statute to provide that the charge of improper equipment, i.e. broken speedometer, was a lesser included offense of the charge of speeding. This was intended to make it easier to plea bargain a speeding charge, which carries insurance points, to a charge of improper equipment, which carries no insurance points. However, in Alamance County, for a long time the amendment to the law had very little practical effect. The District Attorney’s speeding ticket policy in Alamance County does not permit for negotiated pleas of improper equipment when the original charge is speeding.

Recently, there’s been a change to the District Attorney’s policy concerning improper equipment. It is now possible to have your charge amended to improper equipment in some circumstances.

So, if you’re gotten a speeding ticket in Alamance County and are concerned about insurance points, or want to learn more about the lesser included offense of improper equipment, please give us a call at (336) 570-1923. Our office is just 3 minutes from the court house and we have been representing motorists in Alamance County for the last 15 years.

 

Alamance County Speeding Tickets

People frequently ask us what they can do to make their Alamance County speeding ticket “go away.” Sometimes friends have told them about a charge of improper equipment, and they ask us if we can get them an improper equipment, or if they can go to driving school.

Unfortunately, the short answer is no. In the ten years that I’ve been representing people who got speeding tickets in Alamance County, I’ve only been able to get 2 improper equipment charges for my clients, and in order to get them we had to have a trial and prove beyond a reasonable doubt that my client’s speeding was caused by a faulty speedometer. Out of the 9,000 plus traffic cases that we’ve handled, only two (2) improper equipment charges in Alamance County. Why? It’s because Alamance County is a tough place to get a speeding ticket, and there is an official policy against modifying speeding charges to the lesser included offense of improper equipment.

Does that mean there is nothing you can do to avoid insurance or drivers license points in Alamance County? Of course not. However, it does mean that you have to know what you’re doing when you try handle a speeding ticket in Alamance County. You have to be sure you know what’s on your driving record (and possibly your family members driving record) and you have to know the law. Remember — neither the District Attorney nor the judge can give you legal advise.