It is not uncommon to receive a traffic ticket or citation at some point during your lifetime. It is very common to underestimate the severity of a traffic ticket and attempt to resolve it on your own. When faced with a traffic ticket, many elect not to involve an attorney and simply pay the costs associated with the ticket to make it go away. However, paying a traffic ticket is an admission of guilt.
Once guilt to a traffic ticket is admitted, a number of consequences may occur. Upon admission of guilt, you will immediately incur court costs and fines associated with the citation. On top of that, points can be added to your driving record that could cause your insurance rates to increase to varying degrees, and you may be ordered to attend and pay for various driving courses. Depending on the ticket and circumstances involved, you may face suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, and even jail time.
North Carolina traffic laws are the same throughout the state, but depending on the specific charge that you are faced with a number of factors will determine what the outcome. These factors include your driving record, prior citations received, and the officer’s account of events. In addition to these factors, each county has different prosecutors with their own local procedures and customs that can greatly influence the outcome of your traffic charge.
Daren Gum has familiarity with the local prosecutors in and around Buncombe County. He understands what is necessary to present your case to the local prosecutor to achieve the most favorable outcome. Daren is able to assist you in a variety of traffic offenses in Western North Carolina, such as:
- Speeding tickets
- Speeding in a school or work zone
- Unsafe movements
- Following too closely
- Improper turn or lane change
- Failure to yield
- Running a stop sign
- Running a red light
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Failing to wear your seat belt
- Improper equipment
- Failure to reduce speed
- No driver’s license
- Expired registration
Daren will aggressively work to mitigate the consequences that you could face from your ticket. If you have a traffic citation, contact Daren Gum today for a consultation at 828-329-3835.
If you are faced with a traffic ticket in Western North Carolina it is critical to have an attorney represent your interest who understands the traffic laws as well as the local procedures and customs. A knowledgeable attorney can advise you on the possible outcomes and the most efficient way to achieve it.
Don’t make the costly mistake of attempting to handle your traffic citation without an attorney. Daren Gum is a knowledgeable attorney who is committed to providing efficient and affordable representation in all traffic offenses, in and around Buncombe County.