What speeding tickets CAN suspend my North Carolina Driver's License vs. what tickets WILL?

North Carolina is a strict state when it comes to speeding and you would be amazed at what speeding violations can suspend your North Carolina Driver’s license. In some instances, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has the option to suspend your license and in other instances, the suspension is automatic. Below we explain what types of speeding tickets can suspend your driver’s license and what ticket will suspend your license.

Tickets where the North Carolina DMV CAN suspend your license

In The following scenarios the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has the option of suspending your driver’s license:

  1. Two convictions for speeding over 55 MPH within one year
  2. A conviction of reckless driving and a conviction for speeding over 55 MPH within one year
  3. A conviction of aggressive driving and a conviction for speeding over 55 MPH within one year
  4. A conviction for speeding over 75 MPH on a street or highway where the speed limit is less than 70 mph
  5. A conviction for speeding over 80 MPH on a street of highway where the speed limit is 70 MPH

Tickets where the North Carolina DMV WILL automatically suspend you license

In the following scenarios the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will automatically suspend your driver’s license:

  1. A conviction for speeding 15 MPH over the speed limit where you are traveling greater than 55 MPH
  2. A conviction for speeding greater than 80 MPH

DO NOT JUST PAY OFF YOUR NORTH CAROLINA SPEEDING TICKET

Oftentimes, when you are charged with a speeding ticket the officer tells you to just pay the fine and you do not have to go to court. There are even instructions on many of the citations about how you can just pay off your citation without having to go to court.  It is imperative that you understand that when you just pay off the ticket you are pleading guilty. As you can see, a minor run of the mill speeding ticket can suspend your driver’s license so whatever you do, do not just pay off your ticket. Speak to an attorney to see what options you have.

How Attorneys at Browning & Long, PLLC Can Help

YOur best shot at a good outcommon to to speak with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer. Our experienced traffic attorneys have represented thousands of folks charged with speeding tickets. When you hire us to represent you for your speeding ticket we will negotiate with the District Attorney on your behalf and do everything in our power to ensure that your driver’s license is not suspended and that your insurance premiums do not increase. Specifically, our attorneys will seek to get the following results:

  1. Get your ticket dismissed. This is the best result. No points on your driver’s license or insurance and you do not have to pay any fines, fees or court cost.
  2. Amend your ticket to an Improper Equipment, a violation that will put no points on your driver’s license or insurance policy.
  3. Obtain a PJC (prayer for judgment continued). A PJC, like an improper equipment, does not put any points on your driver’s license or insurance policy.
  4. Lastly, we could reduce your speed to a speed that would not suspend your driver’s license.