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If you fail to properly handle a traffic ticket you could suffer between a 25% and 400% increase in your insurance premiums for three years. Many people simply pay a ticket without consulting with an attorney and find themselves losing their license or suffering great financial hardship. A knowledgeable attorney can help you avoid such problems and protect you from the impact of future violations as well.

The Safe Drivers Incentive Program is legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly that controls when insurance companies can raise your rates. Points are assessed for convictions and at fault accidents occurring during the three years immediately before the date of application for the insurance issuance or renewal. Click the link above to find how many points you could receive for your violation and the financial impact your conviction could have on your insurance premiums.

ADAMS, PORTNOY & BERGGREN, PLLC understands what options are available to you in order to remove or reduce the impact of a ticket on your insurance.

Contact us now for a free consultation.


North Carolina has some of the most strict traffic laws in the nation. For example, if you are convicted of speeding 86 mph in a 70 mph zone, you will find that your license will be suspended not only in North Carolina, but in virtually ALL states also.

Non-Resident Violator Compact - North Carolina and most other states and parts of Canada have joined together under the Non-Resident Violator Compact. A license suspension or serious ticket in any member state equals a ticket or loss of license in ALL 44 member states. If your license is suspended in North Carolina, you cannot obtain a license in any of the member states until your North Carolina driving privileges are restored. If you fail to pay a ticket in North Carolina, your driver's license in North Carolina will be suspended. It is unlikely that you will be able obtain or renew your license in your home state until you have resolved the ticket in North Carolina and had your driving privileges restored.

Most states also exchange information under the National Driver License Compact for serious violations such as DWI's and suspended license due to unpaid tickets in North Carolina. This means that these violations will be charged against your license in your home state. In some states, even less serious out of state traffic violations are charged against your license.

Contact us now to handle any of the following:

  • Careless and reckless driving
  • Driving after consuming alcohol if the driver is under 21
  • Driving while license or registration suspended or revoked
  • Driving with expired registration
  • Speeding tickets
  • Speeding to avoid arrest

  • Speeding in a construction zone
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicle
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to have liability insurance
  • Failure to stop for a siren
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Illegal passing
  • Following too closely

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling traffic in Wake County. If you value your time and want to avoid the stress of appearing in court in North Carolina, we invite invite you to contact our office for a free consultation to learn how we can assist you in handling this matter. Contact us or call our office at 919-875-8773.