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Hear Terence McEnally, a North Carolina traffic lawyer, talk about the most salient/important points about speeding tickets in North Carolina.  

Three Main Takeaways

  • If you have a clean driving record, and you got clocked in North Carolina going less than 9 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit, then the general answer is no, you don’t need a lawyer.  Your insurance won’t get dinged or go up, and if you hire an attorney to handle that simple case, it is not going to do you much good.
  • Of course, there are exceptions.  If you exceed 75 miles per hour, pass a school bus, speeding in a school or work zone, and so forth…then the above statement doesn’t apply.
  • If you have had a citation in the past 3 years, then you can request a Prayer for Judgement Continued (PJC), which is like a pardon from the judge.  You can only use one of these per your household every 3 years.