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Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Bladen County

Have you received a traffic ticket in NC? Before handling the matter yourself, please contact Thomas Law Firm for a free consultation. Mishandling a ticket can result in unnecessary points assessed against your license and lead to dramatic increases in your insurance payments or even license suspension. Contact us to speak with our traffic violation attorney in Elizabethtown to discuss how you can avoid or at least minimize these serious consequences for offenders in Bladen and Columbus Counties.

The fine and court costs on your ticket may seem small and not worth contesting, but a knowledgeable attorney can often save you hundreds of dollars in increased insurance costs and excessive fines. It is important to understand that simply paying off a citation is the same as pleading guilty.

Thomas Law Firm, in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, has handled traffic violations from speeding tickets to driving while license-revoked charges. Criminal defense lawyer Manda Linn Thomas can often get tickets reduced and even fix previous violations that have revoked or suspended your license preventing you from driving legally.

Thomas Law Firm handles all traffic offenses, from infractions to violations in Bladen County, Elizabethtown and surrounding areas, that can be punished by jail time, including:

  • Infractions
  • Speeding tickets
  • Reckless driving or racing
  • Hit and run

FAQ:

How much will it cost to have an attorney represent me in court?

  • The total fee to represent you in Court may be as low as $100.00. The attorney’s fees will depend upon the severity of the offense. Please call us for a free consultation to learn more.

Do I have to go to court?

  • In most cases, our traffic violation attorney can represent you in Court without you having to appear.

How will a ticket affect me if I simply plead guilty or pay it off?

  • A single speeding conviction can nearly double your insurance rates for three years.
  • A single conviction for speeding >15 mph over the limit in a >55 mph speed limit zone results in Automatic License Revocation regardless of a good driving record.

I was told to go to court and ask for a PJC. Why shouldn’t I ask for a PJC?

  • Your insurance rates may increase even with a “PJC” or prayer for judgment continued. Please call us for a free consultation to learn more.

How much will my insurance go up if I plead guilty to a traffic offense?

  • The increase in insurance rates will depend upon the severity of the charge. See the chart below for a breakdown of some of the increases you could face as the result of a conviction.
Charges DMV Points Potential Insurance Surcharges
Failure to Stop (Stop Sign/Light) 3 25%
Speeding – More Than 55 MPH 3 45%
Illegal Passing 4 45%
Follow Too Closely 2 45%
Reckless Driving 4 90%
Driving While License Revoked 8 220%
DWI – Important – Call for Details 12 440%

Don’t try to handle this by yourself. Call us at (910) 862-1499 or contact us to arrange a confidential consultation with a speeding ticket lawyer in Elizabethtown.