Speeding in a school zone is a traffic infraction. See N.C.G.S. 20-141.1. It comes with a high price - an extra $250.00 fine in addition to the court costs. Insurance points will also be assessed according to your rate of speed. Therefore, it is very advantageous to get a prayer for judgment continued (PJC), if one is available to you. That way you can avoid the insurance increase and the $250.00 fine.
In Wake County, generally you can get a PJC granted if you complete community service. Judges vary in how much community service they will ask you to complete but a good estimate is somewhere between 15-25 hours. Once you have completed community service the Judge will officially enter the PJC and you will only be responsible for court costs (currently $188.00).
As your traffic attorney, I can go to court for you without you having to attend. I can speak with the District Attorney to get the speed reduced and I can argue to the Judge why you should be allowed to complete community service in order to "earn" a PJC. I can also ask for more time for you to complete the community service. In other words, hiring a lawyer for a traffic ticket can make your life much easier and potentially save you money and time.
Call Kurt Willems today to talk with an experienced traffic lawyer. It can make all the difference.