Did You Receive a Traffic Citation in Jefferson, Lansing, or Elsewhere in Ashe County?

Our Ashe County traffic attorney is here to help!

Traffic Attorney Carl Hearn received his B.A. from Lenoir-Rhyne College and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. He utilizes his knowledge of the complex and diverse traffic laws and DMV regulations to seek to achieve the best possible result for clients. His primary goal with most citations is to prevent an impact on either your insurance premiums or your driver’s license through working to reduce or even dismiss citations. So why waste your own time when Attorney Hearn can take care of it for you?*

Why Should You Hire an Attorney for Your Ashe County Traffic Citation?

First things first, do not pay any speeding or traffic ticket without first consulting a traffic attorney. Paying for your ticket is essentially admitting guilt to the offense. While it may appear as a quick and easy fix, this process often results in points added to both your license and insurance.

When doing a cost-benefit analysis on whether or not to hire Attorney Hearn and his iTicket.law team, the advantages are clear. For example, if you choose to to hire Attorney Hearn, in most instances you would not have to appear in court*, saving you the hassle of having to take off work, hire a babysitter, or even drive hours from where you live to appear at the Ashe County courthouse. If you decide to pay off your own ticket, without seeking legal advice by seasoned attorney, you will be admitting guilt to the citation charged by the officer. Additionally, the negative impacts on insurance premiums and driver’s license points can be significant for seemingly small traffic infractions. For instance, admitting to speeding just 10mph over the limit in a 55mph zone could result in 3 points on your license and an increase in your insurance premiums of 45% for three years. For just 99$ for the average speeding ticket, Attorney Carl Hearn and his team can relieve you of the stress and burdens of handling a traffic citation.*

How does a traffic conviction affect my NC insurance costs?

Traffic Violation Conviction License Points Insurance Points rate increase
Speeding 76 mph in a 65 mph zone 3 4 90%
Speeding 82 mph in a 70 mph zone 3 4 90%
Passing a stopped school bus 5 4 90%
Reckless driving 4 4 90%
Illegal passing 4 2 55%
Running stop sign/red light 3 1 40%
Driving While License Revoked 3 8 200%

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Traffic Attorney Carl Hearn at iTicket.law Will Fight for You

More than familiar with Ashe County and the greater Jefferson area, Attorney Hearn has gained an enormous amount of experience working to meet his clients’ goals and has earned a reputation for his extensive legal knowledge. Attorney Hearn can help you navigate this system, explaining when a voluntary dismissal, improper equipment, speed reduction, or Prayer for Judgment Continued are best used to give you an optimal outcome

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Tickets that Attorney Hearn Handles in Ashe County

(Include, but are not limited)

✓ Speeding

✓ Speeding in a School or Work Zone

✓ Following Too Closely

✓ Improper Turn or Lane Change

✓ Unsafe Movement

✓ Failure to Reduce Speed

✓ Careless and Reckless Driving

✓ No Operators License

✓ Expired Registration

✓ Driving While Impaired

✓ Driving While License Revoked

If you do decide that having a traffic attorney like Attorney Hearn is in your best interest, we encourage you to consider us. iTicket.law has offices all over the state and with our innovative online process we aim to be your traffic law solution, no matter where you are. Our vision is to bring the legal industry into the 21st century. If you have a traffic citation in Jefferson, North Carolina and don’t feel comfortable going to traffic court at 150 Government Cir, Jefferson, NC 28640, please call us at (919) 200-0822. Thousands have and are happy because of the relief that Attorney Hearn obtained. Check out our reviews on Google and have confidence in our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*

Common Questions about Ashe County Traffic Tickets


In Ashe County, your citation will indicate whether your appearance is required on your court date. However, with some exceptions, your attorney will be able to appear in court on your behalf without you having to be there. Generally, the exceptions are when your violation could result in jail time or an automatic license suspension.

At first glance, it might seem easiest to immediately pay off your ticket by mailing in payment. However, doing so means pleading guilty in full to the offense for which you were charged. Paying off a ticket can have serious consequences. Namely, your auto insurance rates can skyrocket, you might have points assessed to your driving record, and your license can even be suspended. Attorney Carl Hearn recommends consulting a licensed Ashe County traffic attorney before you consider paying off your ticket.

Possibly, depending on your state’s laws and DMV guidelines, you may be subject to increased insurance premiums and license points. A number of states (North Carolina included) have traffic laws that can cause an out of state speeding ticket to affect your license and insurance. Attorney Hearn advises speaking with an attorney from your state or the DMV for information about how a ticket can affect you.

Absolutely, you can avoid the cost of legal representation by going to court yourself. However, what is the opportunity cost? Losing a vacation day (or two or three) at work? Babysitter? Going to court to handle a ticket can be an uphill battle for someone who is not an attorney. It isn't uncommon to spend several hours waiting in line just to speak with an Assistant District Attorney - a person whose entire career revolves around prosecuting these types of offenses to the fullest extent of the law. This person is prohibited from giving you advice about how your conviction will impact your license or insurance. If you decide to fight your ticket, your hearing may be continued to a future date, meaning you must miss then another day of work just to finalize your case.* Jokingly, we like to think of ourselves sometimes like plumbers. If you have a leaking pipe at your house and are highly experienced in handling such matters, you don't need to hire a plumber. However, if you aren't sure how to handle it, but try to fix it, you could accidentally flood your house. Same concept. If you're not very comfortable with North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle and Department of Insurance Laws, getting what you think is a "good" outcome could possibly skyrocket your insurance premiums. Traffic Attorney Carl Hearn wants to give you the peace of mind of knowing that a seasoned professional is handling your case.*

In Ashe County, the Clerk of Court needs to have your payment in full within forty days following your court date. In most instances you may be able to pay your court costs online after the resolution of your case.

The current elected District Attorney of Ashe County is Tom Horner.

Attorney Hearn has experience helping a wide variety of clients. From clients with spotless records to clients with many traffic violations, Attorney Hearn has helped to minimize the amount of damage that a traffic citation can cause your insurance and your license. Even if you don’t have a great driving record, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.

In certain cases, attending certain drivers education classes can make you eligible for greater levels of reduction. Feel free to contact our office at 919-200-0822 to determine whether or not a driving school might be beneficial to you.

For more information on Ashe County, please visit the Ashe County Directory.

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