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Traffic and Tickets


North Carolina Attorney, Scott Reilly, helps his clients contest speeding or other traffic tickets.  Receiving a traffic ticket is never a pleasant experience.  The effects of a traffic violation can follow you and your family for years in increased insurance premiums.  Mr. Reilly’s job is to minimize the potential effects of a traffic ticket by reducing the fees and charges as much as possible.   In many cases, he has been able to have charges for a moving violation reduced to a nonmoving violation, a lower level infraction, or dismissed altogether. He may be able to appear in court on your behalf and handle the entire matter for you, keep your insurance rates from rising, and help you keep your driving privileges. If your license is revoked as part of a plea agreement or sentence, he will work to arrange limited driving privileges.  Mr. Reilly can handle your ticket professionally, responsibly and quickly.  For most violations, your presence is not required in court.


Paying off a traffic citation in court or online can be an admission of guilt and can result in points on your driver’s license. This can result in substantial increases in your insurance premium or even the loss of your driving privilege. Depending on your driving record, you may be eligible to get your traffic offense dismissed or reduced to a non-moving violation without you personally having to take time from your daily life to appear in court. A non-moving violation has no effect on your insurance.

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While many people view traffic tickets as a minor nuisance, they can cause significant problems in the future if they are not taken care of appropriately. Paying your traffic ticket for speeding or another moving violation is the equivalent of pleading guilty to the traffic offense. In addition to the fine, points will be added to your driving record, your insurance rates could go up and, if you have other traffic offenses on your record, you could lose your driving privileges.

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If you have been issued a ticket for speeding, reckless driving or another traffic violation, consult with Scott Reilly for free. Contact us now!

Our dedicated traffic violation representation spans:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless/careless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Hit and run
  • All other moving violations

A charge of driving more than 20 miles per hour over a 55 mph limit is very different than a charge of going 55 in a 25 mile per hour zone. Every situation is unique, and only after talking to an attorney will you know what your options are.


Effective for offenses committed on or after January 1, 2012 a new statute provides for a civil revocation of a limited learner's permit or provisional license of a person under age 18 if the person is charged with a "criminal moving violation" as defined in that statute. An example of this could be speeding more than 15 miles over the limit or in excess of 80 MPH. This new statute appears to require the police officer to arrest the young motorist and bring them before the magistrate who may immediately revoke their privilege.


Hiring a lawyer for speeding or other traffic ticket defense may be a practical, reasonable option. By successfully contesting a speeding ticket, you may keep your license, your good record, and prevent a later moving violation from being charged as a second offense, subject to higher penalties. How fast were you going? What was the actual speed limit? Was the technology used to clock your speed reliable? Have you ever used a PJC? Were you charged with a violation on NC GS Section 20-141(J1)?

Thorough examination of the ticket may reveal technical deficiencies that require the ticket to be thrown out. In other circumstances, it may be possible to negotiate a reduction of the speed on the ticket — resulting in reduced fines and a reduction in the points added to your record.


Under North Carolina traffic laws, each traffic conviction will result in points being added to your driving record. Points/offenses remain on your record for three years. If you accumulate 12 points in a three-year period, your license will be suspended for 60 days. In addition, if you accumulate eight points on your driving record in the three-year period following your license reinstatement, your license could be suspended for six months.

However, with the knowledge and skill of an experienced lawyer you may be able to avoid the stress of losing your driver's license. We help people throughout the community who have been issued a traffic ticket.

A simple speeding ticket can have very serious consequences. In addition to a fine, your insurance rates could go through the roof and you could possibly lose your drivers' license. By paying the fine, you are pleading guilty, possibly to a misdemeanor offense. All of these bad consequences can be avoided by hiring a lawyer to handle the matter for you.


At the law firm of Scott Reilly , our services in criminal defense, personal injury, and business and civil litigation are professional, personalized and above all, effective.

To obtain a free initial consultation to discuss the possibility of expunging a conviction from your criminal record, please contact our office today.