Traffic Violation


A traffic violation, if part of a series of violations by the same offender, can result in imprisonment. Don’t take a traffic violation lightly. A Durham lawyer at the Law Office of John C. Fitzpatrick can explain the possible consequences of your traffic violation and represent you throughout the resolution of the matter. Put the experience of our law firm to work for you.

Traffic Violation Points

Traffic tickets asses point on your license and can lead to your car insurance premiums being increased and revocation of your license. An experienced traffic violation lawyer can help minimize the damage from your charge. The following are the points assessed per kind of traffic violation.

Passing a stopped school bus
Reckless driving (Misdemeanor)
Hit and run, property damage only (Misdemeanor; If personal injury = Felony)
Following too closely
Driving on wrong side of road
Illegal passing
Running through a stop sign
Speeding in excess of 55 miles per hour
Failing to yield right-of-way
Running through red light
No driver’s license or license expired more than one year
Failure to stop for siren
Driving through safety zone
No liability insurance
Failure to report accident where such report is required
Speeding in a school zone in excess of the posted school zone speed limit
All other moving violations
Failure to properly restrain a child in a restraint or seat belt
Littering (G.S. §14-399) involving use of motor vehicle

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Traffic Violation Defense


Don’t let an alleged traffic violation ruin your ability to pay for vehicle insurance. Often times, people tell themselves, “I think I’ll just pay my traffic violation and be done with it,” but the long-term effects of traffic tickets are often far worse than what you had expected.

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