You may be able to simply pay the fine indicated on your North Carolina traffic ticket and forgo the trip to court. However, the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts lists a number of circumstances when going to court for a traffic offense is a must.
North Carolina law considers texting while driving - or distracted driving on a whole - to be a traffic violation. This is for good reason, as the detrimental effects of distracted driving can be long-lasting and dangerous to everyone on the road.
You know that a traffic ticket can affect your insurance rates, but did you also know that North Carolina law adds points to your driving record every time you get a citation? At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean record to prevent license suspension and other serious problems down the line.
When you get a traffic violation, you may be worried about losing your license or having higher-than-usual insurance bills. Fortunately, you can fight any traffic ticket you receive to try to have it dropped before it hits your record.