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Traffic Law Archives

Images from School Bus Safety Cameras May Now be Used to Cite Motorists

A new North Carolina law, signed by Gov. Roy Cooper on July 25, allows counties to adopt ordinances implementing the use of school bus safety cameras and issuing citations to motorists using the images taken by those cameras. Supporters of the legislation hope that increased penalties for passing stopped school buses will reduce the number of violations and decrease the risk to schoolchildren getting on or off the buses.

Will my traffic ticket cause my insurance to increase?

Outside of ensuring that their driving privileges will not be negatively affected, most of our clients charged with traffic offenses are primarily concerned with the effect the case will have on their insurance premiums. The system in North Carolina is divided into license points and insurance points. NCGS 20-16 details the points that may be assessed on your license in the event of a conviction. More applicable for insurance purposes, however, is the insurance point system as shown on this chart provided by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. 

Driving While License Revoked/No Operator's License

Here at Dysart Law, we handle all types of criminal defense cases from complex federal matters to traffic citations.  While I hesitate to label any case as routine, speeding and other everyday traffic infractions are often seen as run-of-mill situations that affect individuals who otherwise would not typically find themselves as a defendant in the criminal justice system.

Improper Equipment reductions for Wake County speeders

At long last, "Improper Equipment" has come to Wake County. Prior to this point, a speeding charge could often be reduced to an improper equipment infraction in virtually every other county in North Carolina. The purpose of the prohibition remained unclear, but for whatever reason it was widely known by defense attorneys across the state that it was impossible to get an improper equipment reduction in Wake County...until now.