New Hanover County Traffic Attorney - Wilmington Lawyer

Do you need a traffic lawyer for your speeding or traffic citation in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach or elsewhere in New Hanover County, NC?

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Traffic Attorney John Phillips and his team at are here to help. His goal is to seek an outcome that would avoid any impact to your license or auto insurance*. Attorney Phillips has years of experience negotiating tickets for clients and understands the intricacies of both traffic and insurance laws. Why not regain your peace of mind and let Attorney Phillips and his team fight your ticket for you?* While every case is unique, we have handled tens of thousands of traffic cases and often know the best legal avenues available to you.

Whether living or vacationing in New Hanover county, home to the city streets of Wilmington and the beautiful beaches of Carolina, Wrightsville, and Kure, you can agree that receiving a traffic ticket is never on your to-do list. While you may feel inclined to pay off this ticket as to avoid the stress and worry of dealing with the courts, we here at strongly advise against this action. In 2010, New Hanover county created an online portal that allows you pay your ticket in a few simple steps. While this may seem like a quick fix, you are one click away from pleading guilty to the charge and increasing your license and auto insurance points. Do not be fooled by the simplicity of this process!

Here at, we seek to offer the best of both worlds- professionals who are focus in traffic law as well as the use of twenty-first century technology that makes communication fast, simple, and easy!

New Hanover County Speeding Ticket or Traffic Citation in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach or nearby

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With Attorney John C. Phillips on your side, you will feel fully informed and comfortable throughout every step of the process. From the moment you hire our services, he will directly contact you detailing his goals for your case. Attorney Phillips is ultimately seeking a reduction that will minimize the impact to your license and auto insurance*. Along with having a professional advocating on your behalf, you should not have to attend court. In essence, you could be saving both time and energy through investing in our service.

If you have questions or concerns about your ticket or wish to discuss a more detailed approach to your specific citation, feel free to give us a call! Our office can walk you through a free consultation that will grant you back some peace of mind.

Receiving a traffic ticket can be quite a hassle. No one wants to have to appear in court. It can be quite a burden having to take a day off from work (or possibly more than one day), having to figure out where the courthouse is located, which court room to appear in, and whom to speak to. Why not avoid the headache and let Attorney Phillips do all the work for you?* If you decide that Attorney Phillips is the best fit for your needs, we encourage you to give us a call at (919) 200-0822 or sign up online 24/7 at Hatley Law Office represents clients throughout NC and our 21st century online system makes hiring an attorney easier than ever.* If you have a traffic citation in Wilmington, North Carolina and don’t feel comfortable handling it yourself, please call us immediately. Thousands have and are happy. Check out our reviews on Google and have confidence in our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*.

Why Should You Hire an Attorney for Your New Hanover Traffic Citation?

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Tickets that Attorney Phillips handles in New Hanover 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

Attorney Phillips and his team will fight for you. We will fight to seek the best possible outcome and seek to avoid any impact to your license or insurance, while keeping you up to date every step of the way.

The current elected District Attorney of New Hanover County is Benjamin R. David.

For more information on New Hanover County, please visit the New Hanover County Directory.

Common Questions about Wilmington Traffic Tickets

Isn't it easier to mail in payment for my New Hanover County traffic ticket?

While it may seem easier just to pay off your ticket and put the ticket behind you, this is not the case. Paying off a ticket means pleading guilty to the original offense and this can have serious consequences. Paying off your ticket can cause your auto insurance rates to drastically increase, you could have points added to your drivers license, and your license can even be suspended. Attorney Phillips recommends consulting a licensed North Carolina traffic attorney before you consider paying off your ticket.

Should I go to court by myself?

Attorney Phillips does not recommend contacting the court about your case without first speaking with an attorney, unless you're very experienced. It is the DA’s job to seek convictions and no member of the court can provide legal advice. Speaking to the court without first contacting an attorney is usually not in your best interest.

Traffic Attorney Phillips and his team's knowledge can save you time and money in the long run.*

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How much are court costs and fines in New Hanover County?

Each and every traffic case is unique. Therefore, each case can have varying court costs. Typically, court costs and fines can range anywhere from $188 to $300.

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

You will usually have 30 days after your court date to pay your court costs to the New Hanover County Clerk of Court. New Hanover County often permits online payments for court costs, however you can also pay via certified check or money order, or you can pay in person at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Can my Wilmington speeding ticket be dismissed?

Attorney Phillips and his team can seek a dismissal of certain traffic citations. Charges than can potentially be dismissed include: expired registration, expired inspection, failure to reduce speed, unsafe movement, fail to maintain lane control, failure to yield, Driving While License Revoked, and even some low level speeding charges.

Will attending a driving course help my case?

Sometimes. Additionally, by hiring our firm, you may potentially be able to save money by not having to do a driving course. All cases are unique, and if you want to speak with our Wilmington Traffic Attorney about your case, please give us a call. Certain alcohol and drug education courses coupled with community service can often be used in more serious cases such as DWI charges and Possession of Marijuana charges.

My driving record is not so good and now I’m facing another ticket in Wilmington, NC. Will you still be able to assist?

Attorney Phillips and his team have a great deal of experiencing handling a wide variety of cases. From clients dealing with their first ticket to clients with many traffic violations, Attorney Phillips has helped to minimize the effects that traffic tickets can have on your license and insurance. Even if your driving record is not perfect, we encourage you to contact us at (919) 200-0822 for a free consultation.

If I hire a New Hanover County Traffic Lawyer, will I still need to appear in court?

Your citation will indicate whether your appearance is required. However, Attorney Phillips can often appear in court without you needing to be there, with the exception of some more severe charges.*

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