Did You Receive a Traffic Citation in Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, or Elsewhere in Carteret County?

Our Carteret County traffic attorney is here to help!

Carteret Attorney Cameron Bain has developed a diverse set of legal skills through his experience practicing in criminal defense law. 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 you can rely on a lawyer as experienced and successful as Carteret Attorney Cameron Bain?

Why Should You Hire an Attorney for Your Carteret County, NC Traffic Citation?

It is pertinent you do not pay any speeding traffic without first consulting with a traffic attorney. If you decide to pay off your own ticket, without seeking legal advice by a seasoned attorney, you will be admitting guilt to the citation charged by the officer. The negative impacts on insurance premiums and driver’s license points from that admission can be significant, even 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. If you choose to to hire Attorney Bain, 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 Carteret County courthouse. When doing a cost-benefit analysis on whether or not to hire Attorney Bain and his iTicket.law team, the advantages are clear. For just 99$ for the average speeding ticket, Attorney Bain and his team can seek to 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 Cameron Bain at iTicket.law Will Fight for You

Attorney Bain has an extensive knowledge of the inner workings of traffic court in Carteret County. He would be able to utilize his knowledge and experience to advocate on your behalf in negotiating a potential reduction of your citation. Additionally, he would utilize his knowledge of the North Carolina DMV rules and how the outcome will affect your license and insurance in order to seek the best result possible. If you aren’t comfortable with all the rules and legal proceedings, it may be in your best interest to hire an Carteret County traffic lawyer. It can save you time and money in the long haul.*

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Tickets that Attorney Bain Handles in Carteret County

(Include, but are not limited to)

✓ 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

✓ Failure to Heed Siren

✓ Driving While Impaired

✓ Driving While License Revoked

If you do decide that having a traffic attorney is in your best interest, we ask that you consider us. With offices all over the state and an innovative online process, we aim to be your go to 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 Carteret County, North Carolina and don’t feel comfortable going to traffic court at 300 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC 28516, please call us at (919) 200-0822. Thousands have and are happy because of the relief that Attorney Bain obtained. Check out our reviews on Google and have confidence in our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*.

Common Questions about Carteret Traffic Citations


In Carteret 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.

When you mail in your payment to the Carteret County Clerk of Court you are admitting your guilt to the charge on your citation. Paying off a ticket has the potential to cause serious ramifications to your auto insurance rates and can cause your license to be suspended. It is recommended that you consult with a North Carolina attorney who specializes in traffic violations for every traffic citation.

It is possible, it depends on your State’s DMV and Department of Insurance guidelines. In many States (North Carolina included) an out of state speeding ticket can affect both your driver’s license and insurance premiums. Before you choose to pay the speeding ticket or ignore the speeding ticket, be sure to speak with either an attorney or your State’s DMV and Department of Insurance to find out how your insurance rates and driver’s license would be affected. Attorney Bain recommends consulting a licensed North Carolina traffic attorney before you consider paying off your ticket.

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 will likely 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.

Keep in mind that every Traffic case is unique, and the circumstances that lead to reductions are equally one-of-a-kind, although the following are some common reductions and the fees associated with them. An Improper Equipment comes with Court Costs and Fines of $263. A reduction in the speeding to 5/9mph over comes with Court Costs and Fines of $213. A Prayer for Judgment Continued reduction comes with court Costs and Fines of $190. A reduction in the speeding to 14mph over comes with Court Costs and Fines of $213. A Careless and Reckless Driving charge with Court Costs and Fines of $300. A voluntary Dismissal results in zero Court Costs and Fines.

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

The current elected District Attorney for Carteret County is Scott Thomas.

No matter how bad your driving record is, Attorney Bain can seek to help to minimize the amount of damage that a traffic citation can cause your insurance and your license. Give us a call today for a free consultation.

In certain cases, that may be possible. Carteret Attorney Cameron Bain would like to review your case details and your driving history before making a call on whether completing a driving school may be worth your while. 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 Carteret County, please visit the Carteret County Directory.

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Carteret County Courthouse

300 Courthouse Square,
NC 28516

Most courthouse images courtesy of Gerry Dincher