Moving Violations

Any moving violation has the potential to cost you money. Simply paying any ticket for a moving violation is the same as pleading guilty and will almost certainly increase your insurance. Some moving violations will also revoke your license. At Mahlum Law Office, we will do everything we can to defend you and minimize or eliminate any increase to your insurance.

Speeding Tickets

While speeding tickets can be simple to handle, they can also cost you thousands of dollars. Not having someone represent you who knows the ins and outs of North Carolina’s DMV and Insurance rules, as well as the Safe Driver Incentive Plan can cost you money for years to come.

If you are not careful, it is easy to end up with increased insurance rates and possibly a revoked license. For example, if you pay a ticket for driving 77 Miles per Hour in a 65 MPH zone, just 12 miles over the limit, you will be assigned 4 insurance points and your rates could go up as much as 80% for three years. DMV also has the authority to suspend your license. If you were going 81 in a 65 MPH Zone, DMV will suspend your license for 30 days. Can it be easy to handle these types of tickets? Yes. Is it also easy to almost double your insurance rates and possibly get your license suspended? Absolutely.

Stop signs, Careless & Reckless driving, Unsafe Movement and more.

There are dozens of Moving Violations other than speeding tickets, and a conviction for any of them will increase your insurance rates. Because of this, it is important to hire an attorney that will fight for the best result.

There are several steps we take when representing someone on motor vehicle charges. First we make sure an actual crime is charged. Sometimes the officer does not write the charge properly or charges something that is not actually against the law. While this won't always result in a dismissal, you shouldn't be held responsible if the State can't get it right. Additionally, it is not uncommon for an officer to not be able testify to all the elements of the violation. If he can’t remember the important details, or didn’t see everything required for a conviction, the Court shouldn't find you guilty.

After taking all the facts into consideration, we will determine your best options. Sometimes the facts of your case demand a trial. Other times, while there may be a good chance of winning at trial, the repercussions of losing are so severe that it makes more sense to accept a plea deal. Either way, we will work to get you the best result available.

Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC)

A PJC is a great tool to keep insurance rates from increasing. However, you are only allowed a certain number and we don’t want to use one unless necessary. Many times, particularly with speeding tickets, we can negotiate a plea that will keep rates from increasing without using a PJC. That way, if you or someone in your household should find yourself in trouble again, that tool will still be available.