Johnston County Traffic Attorney - Smithfield, NC Lawyer

Attorney Tyler Benson is the longest tenured attorney on staff with He has practiced in North Carolina for 9 years, focusing primarily on criminal and traffic matters. Attorney Benson has handled thousands of traffic cases in North Carolina and has garnered a sterling reputation within the legal community. He utilizes his knowledge of the diverse traffic laws and DMV regulations in Johnston County to seek to obtain the best achievable result for our clients. Attorney Benson’s primary goal with most traffic tickets 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 an Attorney as experienced and successful as Attorney Benson?*

Johnston County Traffic Court Info

Johnston County Traffic Courthouse in Smithfield, NCJohnston County Courthouse in Smithfield, NC, where traffic court is held

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Traffic Attorney Tyler Benson joined in its inception, and has since become a cornerstone to the functionality of and growth of our firm. Attorney Benson has practiced traffic and criminal law in countless counties throughout North Carolina for the past nine years. His experience in Johnston County has allowed him to forge deep connections with both the legal community and his clients. These relationships allow him an elevated and better position when addressing traffic cases. He understands the difficulty of navigating the complicated court system when you receive a citation in Johnston County. He utilizes his knowledge of the elaborate and diverse traffic laws and DMV regulations to seek to achieve the best possible result for clients. In most cases, Attorney Benson's goal is to minimize or prevent points being added to your licese and increases to your inurance premiums. So why not let Attorney Benson take care of it for you?

If you choose to hire Attorney Benson, he will be able to appear in court on your behalf, saving you time and stress from having to take off work, hire a babysitter, or travel several hours to the Johnston County Court. If a person decides to pay off their own ticket, without representation by attorney to help them navigate traffic court, they will be admitting guilt to the citation charged by the officer. Additionally, traffic tickets that may seem simple could actually have severe impacts on your insurance premiums and driving privileges. 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 the attorneys at can relieve you of the stress and burdens of handling a traffic citation.

Do not pay any speeding or traffic ticket without first consulting a traffic attorney.

Johnston County Speeding Ticket or Traffic Citation in Smithfield, Benson, Clayton or nearby

Johnston County Traffic Attorney Tyler Benson in Court in SmithfieldJohnston County Traffic Attorney Tyler S. Benson

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Attorney Tyler Benson has an extensive knowledge of the Johnston County Court’s policies and procedures. He would seek to utilize his versatile legal skills on your behalf in negotiating the best available reduction of your citation. Additionally, he would utilize his knowledge of the North Carolina DMV regulations and statutes and how the outcome may affect your license and insurance in order to plan for the best result.

If you decide hiring a traffic attorney is the right choice for you, we ask that you consider our office. With 12 attorneys all over the state and an ever-improving online process, we aim to be your number one choice, no matter where you are. Our vision is to bring the legal industry into the 21st century. If you have a traffic citation in Smithfield, Benson, or Clayton North Carolina and don’t feel comfortable going to traffic court at 207 E Johnston St, Smithfield, NC 27577, please call us at (919) 200-0822. Check out our reviews on Google and have confidence in our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*

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Tickets that Clayton Traffic Lawyer Tyler Benson can handle in Johnston County include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Johnston Traffic Attorney Tyler Benson will seek the best possible outcome for you.

Attorney Benson will fight for you.

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

The current elected District Attorney of Johnston is Susan Doyle

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Common Questions about Johnston County Traffic Tickets

The fine isn’t too high, can I just pay off my Johnston County traffic citation?

By simply paying of a traffic ticket to the Johnston County Clerk of court, you are in effect pleading guilty to the charge on your citation, and accepting any consequences that come with that. Even one traffic citation can have a significant impact on your life. Traffic citations can have a snowball effect on your driving record, potentially causing your insurance premiums to increase drastically. Additionally, depending on the speed zone a conviction of speeding over 15mph over the limit can result in a suspension of your North Carolina Driver’s License. Therefore it is recommended that you consult with a seasoned Clayton Attorney who specializes in traffic matters for every traffic citation.

I live outside of North Carolina, but I received a traffic ticket in Smithfiels, North Carolina. Will the citation affect my license and/or insurance?

It is possible that, 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 Benson advises speaking with an attorney from your state or the DMV for information about how a ticket can affect you as not all states recognize the consequences imposed by another.

Can I save money by going to Johnston County court by myself?

Handling a ticket by yourself in court can feel like a never ending process. It can sometimes take several hours of waiting in line each court appearance just to speak with an Assistant District Attorney. Traffic citations can often require multiple court appearances in order to achieve the best possible result. Hiring an attorney can save you a number of days of missed work, school, or your other family obligations.

Jokingly, we like to think of ourselves as being similar to 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.

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How much are court costs and fines in Johnston County?

Keep in mind that every traffic case is different and the research and actions that lead to reductions can also vary, although the following are some common reductions and the estimated court costs and fees associated with them. An Improper Equipment comes with Court Costs and Fines of $258. A reduction in the speeding to 5/9mph over comes with Court Costs and Fines of $208. A Prayer for Judgment Continued reduction comes with court Costs and Fines of $208. A reduction in the speeding to 14mph over comes with Court Costs and Fines of $208.

When (and how) are my court costs and fines due to Johnston County?

In Johnston County, the Clerk of Court needs to have your payment in full within forty days following the closing of your case. Failure to do so could result in added fines against you. In many instances you may be able to pay your court costs online after your case has been handled.

Can attending a driving school class help my Johnston county traffic case?

In specific cases, attending certain drivers education classes can make you eligible for greater levels of reduction. We recommend waiting for an attorney to reveiw the circumstances of your citation before you decide to pay for a course. Feel free to contact our office at (919) 200-0822 to determine whether or not a driving school might be beneficial to you.

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