Traffic Tickets and License Restoration

If you receive a traffic ticket, even a minor one, be aware that traffic convictions can have an impact on your insurance rate and driver license status. In most cases, being convicted of a moving violation will cause your insurance to increase, and you will receive points on your driver license. Common moving violations include:

  • Speeding
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a revoked or suspended license
  • Driving while impaired

We can help reduce or eliminate the insurance and/or driver license consequences of your traffic ticket. We go to court and negotiate with the Assistant District Attorney to get you the best possible deal.

Why Meier Law Group?

  • Convenience: If you are charged with a minor traffic offense, we will appear in court on your behalf. If you do have to appear in court, we will work to handle your case as quickly as possible.
  • Expertise: We will analyze your driving record and negotiate the best deal for you based on your individual circumstances. In many instances, the District Attorney will offer multiple plea deals, and we know which one would be the best for you.
  • Peace of Mind: We will keep track of your court dates, deadlines, and other necessary information. When we resolve your case, we’ll send you a letter explaining the outcome and giving you instructions on how to proceed.
  • Customer Service: We are always glad to answer our clients’ questions, and we will explain their case to them.
  • Reasonable and Competitive Rates: Our prices are fair and reasonable.

Minor Traffic Offenses

When charged with a minor traffic offense such as speeding or running a red light, an important concern is reducing or preventing any increase in your insurance rate and points on your driver license. For example, a conviction of running a red light will cause your insurance to increase by 25% for three years, and you will receive three points on your driver license.

Depending on the charge and your driving history, you may also be facing suspension of your driver license. For example, the Division of Motor Vehicles can suspend your driver license if you are convicted twice in a one year period of speeding over 55 mph.

Reckless Driving

A conviction for reckless driving will result in four points on you driver license and an 80% increase in your insurance. In many cases, we are able to get the charge reduced to something that will have a smaller (or no) impact on your insurance and driver license.

Driving With A Revoked or Suspended License

The Division of Motor Vehicles can revoke your driver license for a number of reasons, including:

  • Failure to appear on a traffic matter
  • Not paying the fine and court costs on a traffic matter
  • Accumulating twelve points on your driver license in a three year period
  • Conviction of certain moving violations
  • Failure to pay child support
  • A DWI conviction.

If you are convicted of driving with a revoked license, your license will be suspended for a year for the first offense, two years for the second offense, and permanently for the third offense. You could also be placed on probation or sentenced to jail, depending on your driving record and the reason for the revocation.

License Restoration

If your license has been suspended or revoked, we may be able to help you. Depending on your driving record and the reason for revocation, we may be able to get your license restored or get you a limited driving privilege that lets you drive to work and for basic household maintenance. Give us a call at 919-455-3800 and we will review you driving record and advise you on what you can do to proceed.