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Tips to Avoid Traffic Tickets

Police officer checking on driver in desertTraffic tickets may trigger a license suspension, monetary fines, and even trigger a hike in auto insurance premiums. The more tickets you get, the harsher the consequences will be. Take the following measures to reduce your risk of traffic tickets.

Don’t Speed

Speeding is a common way to get traffic tickets, so don’t speed. Here are a few tips to avoid speeding:

  • Use cruise control so that you don’t speed unconsciously.
  • Leave early so that you don’t have to rush once you are on the road.
  • Pay attention to the speedometer if you don’t use cruise control.
  • Know the speed limits so that you don’t break them.
  • Learn to drive at a speed slightly lower than the posted speed limit.

You will have more success if you avoid speeding than if you speed and try to avoid getting caught.

DWI Without Drinking: What Constitutes Impaired in North Carolina

Often, people associate DUI and DWI offenses strictly with alcohol consumption. However, a DWI can occur for reasons that have nothing to do with alcohol. The I in DWI stands for impaired, which can mean various things. Here is what you need to know about DWIs that don’t involve alcohol.

What Is DUI and DWI?

DUI means driving under the influence. DWI stands for either driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired. You will often see these terms used interchangeably, and in modern parlance, there really is no difference between the two.

Driving License: Learn About Suspensions, Revocations, and Reinstatement

While many people think that driving is a right, it is actually a privilege that you can lose via suspension or revocation. As a driver, educate yourself on how you can lose your driving license and what you can do to get it back.

Why You May Lose Your Driving License

Certain offenses, driving or otherwise, may cause you to lose your driving privilege when the government suspends or revokes your driving license. Note that revocation will cause you to go without your license for a longer period than a suspension. Below are some of the typical reasons for license suspension or revocation.

Deciphering North Carolina’s Revenge Porn Laws

Revenge porn is a serious issue many states are beginning to tackle. In recent years, multiple states have started to pass laws regarding revenge porn, and in North Carolina, revenge porn is a criminal act.

Not sure what revenge porn is? You are not alone. An example of revenge porn might be if a couple opts to take photos with sexual content when they are dating or married. If the couple breaks up and one partner decides to post photos of the other partner on the web — without their consent — he or she is committing a crime.

Have you been accused of distributing revenge porn? Are you thinking about suing somebody for revenge porn? Read on to learn more about the road ahead of you.

Will A North Carolina DWI Conviction Impact Your Employment?

Having any sort of criminal record can create a stain that impacts your job opportunities. A conviction for any kind of crime is serious, but a Driving While Impaired (DWI) conviction can impact your life in ways you may not expect.

Are you worried about your employment prospects after you were convicted of a DWI? Read on to learn more about your legal options.

Do You Have to Report DWI Convictions to Employers?

If you have a potential employer asking if you have been convicted of any crimes, you should answer honestly. According to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an employer must provide a compelling business-related reason not to employ somebody based on a previous conviction.

Still, employers have the right to ask about prior criminal convictions, and it is likely they will learn the truth via public records unless your case was expunged or sealed.

What to Expect If You Violate Probation in North Carolina

Probation is a better outcome than an outright prison sentence. However, any slight infraction could potentially complicate your case. The consequences of violating probation in North Carolina will largely depend on the nature of the violation and other contextual circumstances. If you or your loved one has violated probation, read on to find out what to expect.

Conditions of Probation

According to North Carolina statutes, a court may impose a host of conditions upon issuing a probation sentence. The nature of the conditions will vary depending on the seriousness of the crime that warranted probation in the first place.

3 Reasons to Hire a Traffic Defense Attorney

No one wants to see blue lights flashing in their rearview mirror, especially when you are issued a summons for one or more traffic violations. Depending on the charge, you may be tempted to handle it yourself, but you may be much better off hiring a traffic defense attorney. 

While the cost of the ticket will be shown on your citation, traffic charges involve numerous other costs and risks. Here are a few reasons your defense attorney will be well worth the cost. 

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