Motor Vehicle Offenses
Jason A. Orndoff, Attorney At Law, PLLC, provides legal defense to those charged with certain criminal offenses of the motor vehicle statutes of North Carolina. In many instances, we are able to help avoid legal or financial consequences such as points assigned against your license or insurance points resulting in higher insurance premiums. To learn more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information. Additionally, please feel free to call to schedule an appointment or a telephone consultation to discuss your case.
MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I’ve been charged with speeding. Can you help me?
A: In most situations, we can help you to avoid license or insurance points as a result of being charged with speeding or other motor vehicle offenses. It must be noted, however, that your driving history and the level of the speeding charge (in other words, are you charged with speeding 10MPH over the limit? 20 MPH over the limit?) or other offense level are very important factors in how your case will likely be resolved. Typically, we can advise you in your initial consultation about the specific options available to handle your case.
Q: Will my insurance premium increase because of a charge for violating the motor vehicle statutes?
A: Your insurance premium may increase because of convictions of violations of the motor vehicle statutes. The North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance maintains a link which helps to explain what increase you may experience based upon the nature of any conviction. The document is called the North Carolina Safe Driver Incentive Plan and may be found at the following link:
Q: Do I have to appear in person for my court date if I hire you?
A: In most instances, your personal appearance is not required and we can resolve your charge with your written permission. In certain situations, however, a personal appearance is required. Please call to discuss your charge and the likelihood of your personal appearance being required.
Q: How much do you charge to represent me?
A: The fee varies based upon the nature of the offense you are charged with and how much time will likely be required to assist you. In almost all instances, a “flat fee” quote is provided which means that the fee for the legal service is set and does not change over the course of your case. Please call for a fee quote.