Traffic Violations and Defending Yourself with a Monroe NC Attorney
Americans love their cars, and most of us rely heavily on our vehicles for the demands of our day-to-day lives. Being ticketed or losing your license can be incredibly inconvenient and may affect your job and livelihood. Whether you were speeding, driving without a license or driving while intoxicated, an experienced Monroe NC attorney at The Khan Law Offices can help protect your driving privileges.
Most people think of traffic violations as fairly minor infractions, such as speeding. However, there are some very serious traffic crimes, including: hit and run, reckless driving, and aggressive driving (road rage). Aside from losing your license, you can also face other significant sanctions for traffic violations.
- Increased insurance premiums
- Heavy fines
- Costly driver education courses
- Various court fees
- Points added to your driver license (12 points will result in suspension of your license)
What is a “Moving Violation”?
There are many types of moving violations. Some of the more common violations are: running a red light or stop sign, passing a stopped school bus, or making any unsafe maneuver that causes an accident. Moving violations will result in points on your license and higher insurance premiums. A Monroe NC attorney can evaluate the circumstances of your violation, your driving history, and your insurance policy to come up with the best course of action.
Prayer for Judgment Continued
A prayer for judgment continued is a fairly complex legal tool that allows you to avoid accruing points on your driver license or with your insurance company. You won’t accrue points or pay a fine, but the violation will be on your record. You are only allowed a certain number of prayers for judgment continued. The limits are 2 PCJ in every five-year period to avoid points on your driver license, and 1 PCJ every three years to avoid insurance points. It is important to note that these number refer to PCJs allowed per household, not per individual.
A PCJ is not appropriate for every case, and your Monroe NC attorney at The Khan Law Offices can explain whether or not you would benefit from asking the judge to grant a prayer for judgment continued.
Contact a Monroe NC Attorney
If you were issued a traffic citation, call The Khan Law Offices today for Monroe NC attorney at 704-282-2155.