North Carolina Traffic Laws
Traffic Ticket Information Guide

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North Carolina Traffic Laws

North Carolina has 103,500 miles of public roads. If you received a traffic ticket anywhere in North Carolina, you have come to the right website. A full list of your options for satisfying your traffic citation is on the back of the citation. You have thirty days from the date of the citation to take action on your traffic ticket. You can pay it, fight it, or elect traffic school. You must request a hearing with a driver's license hearing officer to arrange for a Driver Improvement Clinic to lower points on your driving record.

Do not pay your traffic ticket before considering the following. By paying your traffic ticket you are admitting guilt. Points will be assessed against your driver's license. That could result in a sharp increase in your auto insurance premiums. If you receive too many points, your license will be suspended or revoked. Because these secondary costs are so high you should take some time to review your options.

  • Click on NC Statutes to read the specific section of the North Carolina General Statutes that you were cited for violating on your traffic ticket infraction. If the officer wrote the wrong statute number on your ticket, an experienced North Carolina traffic ticket attorney may be able to get your ticket dismissed in Court.
  • Click on NC Point System to find out how many points you would get on your North Carolina driver's license if you pay your traffic ticket, or are found guilty at trial.
  • Click on NC Courts to find the address, phone number, and web address of the Traffic Court in the County where you received your ticket. Click here for online payment of waivable traffic tickets.
  • Click on NC DMV (Division of Motor Vehicles) to find the address, phone number, and hours of operation for the Driver License & School Bus Offices, International Registration Plan (IRP) Offices, License & Theft Bureau District Offices, and Vehicle Registration & Plate Renewal Offices.
  • Click on Contact Attorney to learn about the benefits of hiring a traffic ticket attorney. You can fill out a form to have of traffic ticket attorney that practices in the county where you received your ticket contact you. This is great reference for truck drivers or tourists that received a ticket while driving through the state. This is one of the few sites that can put you in contact with an attorney that can help you in any one of North Carolina's 100 counties.

This website was created by a traffic ticket attorney to help you determine the best way to handle your traffic ticket. However, this guide is not a substitute for a consultation with a North Carolina traffic ticket attorney. Good luck resolving your traffic ticket!