Durham County Traffic Attorney - Durham, NC Lawyer
Have you received a traffic citation in Durham County, North Carolina? iTicket.law and our Durham Traffic Attorney is here to help!
Durham County Traffic Court Info
Durham County Courthouse, where traffic court is held
Durham Attorney Garen McClure is one of iTicket.law and Hatley Law Office's most seasoned traffic and criminal attorneys. He has practiced in North Carolina for 6 years in traffic and criminal law. Prior to that, he practiced in litigation as a New York City legal services attorney. Garen has developed a diverse set of legal skills through his experience practicing in litigation, criminal, and business law. In many cases his aim to prevent an impact to your insurance and driver’s license points through working to reduce your citation. 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 Durham Attorney Garen McClure?
In most cases you would not have to appear in court if you hire Attorney McClure.* Hiring iTicket.law can save time, money, and the hassle of having to take time off from work, family, and your everyday life. We do not recommend paying off your ticket without first consulting with an attorney, and iTicket.law offers free over the phone consultations. You plead guilty to whichever offense the officer charges you with if you were to pay your ticket and there could be serious legal ramifications. 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 Durham Attorneys at iTicket.law 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.
Durham County Speeding Ticket or Traffic Citation in Durham, the Research Triangle Park, or nearby
Durham County Traffic Attorney Garen McClure
Attorney McClure has an extensive knowledge of the inner workings of traffic court in Durham 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 Durham County traffic lawyer. It can save you time and money in the long haul.*
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 Durham or RTP, North Carolina and don’t feel comfortable going to traffic court at 510 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701, please call us at (919) 200-0822. Thousands have and are happy because of the relief that Attorney McClure obtained. Check out our reviews on Google and have confidence in our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*.
Why Should You Hire an Attorney for Your Durham County, NC Traffic Citation?
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Tickets that Durham Traffic Citation Lawyer Garen McClure can handle in Durham 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
- Driving While Impaired
- Driving While License Revoked
Durham County Attorney Garen McClure and the iTicket.law staff will fight on your behalf to seek to make sure that your speeding ticket will have no insurance impact.
Attorney McClure will fight for you.
For more information on Durham County, please visit the Durham County Directory.
Most courthouse images courtesy of Gerry Dincher.
Common Questions about Durham Traffic Citations
Do I have to be in Durham traffic court?
In Durham 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.
Is it not easier to just pay off my Durham North Carolina speeding ticket?
When you mail in your payment to the Durham 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.
I received a speeding ticket in Durham, NC but I live in another state. Will the North Carolina speeding ticket affect my auto insurance rates or driver’s license?
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 McClure recommends consulting a licensed North Carolina traffic attorney before you consider paying off your ticket.
Can I save money by going to Durham County court by myself?
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.
Durham Traffic Violations Attorney Garen McClure wants to give you the peace of mind of knowing that a seasoned professional is handling your case.*
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How much are court costs and fines in Durham County?
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.
How long after my court date are my Court Costs and Fines due to Durham County?
In Durham 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.
Who is the current elected District Attorney in Durham County?
The current elected District Attorney for Durham County is Roger A. Echols.
What if my driving record is poor and I received a speeding ticket in Durham?
No matter how bad your driving record is, Attorney McClure 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.
Can attending a driving school class help my Durham traffic violation?
In certain cases, that may be possible. Durham Attorney Garen McClure 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.