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Traffic tickets in North Carolina range from speeding tickets to minor car accidents. At Cummings and Kennedy, we have years of experience handling all types of traffic violations. The best way to handle a traffic ticket is to contact a traffic attorney in the county where you received the ticket.

Speeding tickets can affect your automobile insurance rates and put points on your driver’s license. Paying your speeding ticket means you are pleading guilty to speeding, so contact a traffic attorney to find out your options.

  • How many points will go on my driver’s license for a moving violation?

    Points on your driver’s license vary depending on the type of violation.  Here are a few examples:

    • Speeding – 10mph and under – over the speed limit under 55mph: 1 point
    • Littering from a moving vehicle: 1 point
    • Failure to secure passenger under age 16: 2 points
    • Expired or no driver’s license: 3 points
    • Speeding – more than 10mph, 20 mph or less – speed limit of 55 mph: 3 points
    • Running a stop sign: 3 points
    • Running a red light: 3 points
    • Failure to report an accident: 3 points
    • No liability insurance: 3 points
    • Illegal passing: 4 points
    • Hit and run property damaged (misdemeanor): 4 points
    • Reckless driving (misdemeanor): 4 points
    • Passing a school bus: 5 points
  • How many points on my license will result in my license being suspended?

    In North Carolina, your license may be suspended if you receive 12 points within a three-year period.

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