Should I just pay my North Carolina speeding ticket?

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Paying off your speeding ticket in most cases is a very bad idea. It’s highly advisable that you speak to a traffic lawyer before paying your ticket. It may be possible to seek a reduction to your North Carolina traffic citation. 

Unbeknownst to many, North Carolina has some of the most punitive traffic laws in the country. Before paying your ticket, it’s vital that you seek legal counsel from a traffic attorney to make sure you aren’t accidentally pleading guilty. It's not nearly as hard as you may think to accidentally plead guilty to a violation that could suspend your driver’s license, give you a criminal record, and astronomically increase your auto insurance premium. While paying your citation off is easy, it also is pleading guilty. Our team of traffic attorneys specialize in seeking the best outcome to avoid insurance increases and license suspensions. Give us a call today to see if anything can be done to possibly reduce or dismiss your speeding ticket.

With that said, if you have a “waivable” traffic ticket in North Carolina, you can pay the fine online (, by mail, or in person. Some matters, such as seat belt violations, may not carry a negative insurance impact. If you have a “non-waivable” traffic ticket, you must wait until your court appearance to pay the fine and plead guilty. If you aren't sure what the North Carolina Department of Insurance rules are or what the Department of Motor Vehicle rules are, why not give us a call today at 919–200–0822 for a hassle-free consultation to see what the best possible outcome is in your particular case.