Law Office of Michael Macht

4 Doctor's Park, Suite J2

Asheville, NC 28801

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License Restoration

828-252-0002

Traffic Matters

Your Legal Rights Are My Business

Traffic offenses frequently seem like small matters but unfortunately, just handling them without full knowledge of what you're doing can have a very big impact on your life.  Most people are aware that in North Carolina that conviction of certain traffic violations may lead to "points" being added to your driver's license which could cause your insurance to increase.  Unfortunately, most people don't know that there are other repercussions beyond a hit to your insurance.  As a result, it's imperative that you retain a qualified traffic attorney to assist you with your matter. 

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Did you know:

  • Some credit agencies and lending institutions will look at your driving record to assist them in their decision to extend you credit.

  • Insurance companies will look at your driving record when determining whether to settle a claim you file or to fight you even though your previous offenses may have nothing to do with your claim.

  • There are over 20 ways in NC to get your license suspended.

  • One of the most common ways a license suspension is implemented is because the officer advised a driver they could pay their ticket online and avoid court.  Paying the ticket is a plea of guilty.

  • The court cost alone for a ticket starts at $188.00 before any fine is added.

  • Usually, we can attend court for you so you don't have to take time off of work, be away from your family, or wait in the long lines at the courthouse. 

  • Most of the time, the fee I charge you will be all inclusive so you won't have to worry about anything.

  • There are various methods available to negate or mitigate the consequences of a speeding ticket.  Only an attorney that deals with traffic matters regularly can advise you how best to handle your ticket.  People that you shouldn't take advice from include your insurance agent, the officer that stopped you, your friend who does either of the above, or your family member who got a ticket just like the one you got.

  • One of the methods to get the damage from a ticket mitigated is obtaining a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC).  A PJC will only work in certain situations and for certain drivers.

  • Another way to mitigate the damage from a ticket is to obtain a reduction to an inoperable equipment.  Like a PJC, a reduction to an Inoperable Equipment can only be used in certain situations and for certain drivers.

  • If you have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) the repercussions are twice as severe even if you were not operating a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the offense.