Speeding in a Work Zone Around Raleigh, NC
A traffic ticket for speeding in a work zone carries a severe penalty much like speeding in a school zone. Orange work zones mean that motorists must slow down and adhere to the posted speed limit. A work zone usually has narrowed or closed lanes, traffic shifts, and reduced speed limits as well as other conditions that can affect normal travel. Coolidge Law Firm has experience fighting speeding tickets in work zones and other environments that can ultimately affect your right to drive in Raleigh and across North Carolina.
A Waivable Offense
A ticket for speeding in a work zone does not require a court appearance; in other words, it is a waivable offense. This means that you can waive the offense and choose to resolve the ticket without going to court. Maybe you don’t have the time to deal with it and you may think you are going to take the easy way by simply paying the fine and waiving the traffic offense.
However, this may not be the route to go because choosing to pay the ticket and not go to court results in a guilty judgment just as if you were found guilty after a trial. If you were speeding more than 15 miles over the limit, your license will be revoked upon pleading guilty. Hiring an experienced Raleigh traffic attorney can put you on a path to avoid losing your license and to handle your ticket in the best possible way.
A conviction for speeding in a work zone has the same impact on your license and insurance as a regular speeding ticket. Your driving record and your finances could be negatively impacted for years by taking the responsibility for something you can prove you didn’t do.
Coolidge Law Firm can advise you on the best course of action for your speeding ticket. It may not be in your best interests to waive the offense if you have defenses that could result in the ticket being dismissed or reduced.
Speeding in a work zone carries a mandatory fine of $250.00. Along with the fine, you will get points on your license, and an increase in your insurance rates. The only way to avoid this is to obtain a prayer for judgement continued (PJC). A prayer for judgment overrides the imposition of the fine, points on your license and insurance. A PJC can only be granted by a judge. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles only allows two PJCs every five years.
Need to Fight a Work Zone Speeding Ticket? Contact a Speeding Ticket Attorney in Raleigh!
If you are ticketed for speeding in a work zone, even though it is a waivable offense, take the violation seriously. Contact Coolidge Law Firm for skilled defense of speeding charges. Our attorneys will work to get the best possible outcome in your case. We represent clients on state charges in Wake County, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Wendell, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, and Garner. Call (919) 239-8448 or fill out the form below for a free consultation.