Traffic Offenses

There is a tremendous upside to hiring a qualified attorney if you have been charged with any traffic‑related offense in Alexander County that most motorists overlook. You obviously will have a much greater chance of being found not guilty by retaining a knowledgeable advocate to champion your defense rather than going it on your own. And whatever costs you think you might be saving by representing yourself are sure to be dwarfed by the certain spike in your insurance premium if convicted.

Moreover, if your appearance in court is not required, Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett will appear on your behalf, thereby preventing any disruptions in your workday and the potential loss of income.

It's always best to achieve exoneration from any traffic‑related charge. But if the chances of that outcome are slim, our firm will be candid with you and suggest a plea deal with either the prosecutor or judge in your case.

No matter the course of action, we always will work toward an expeditious resolution that allows you the chance to resume your normal daily activites as quickly as possible, with the absolute minimum financial expense (court costs, fines, and our fees).

Of course, factors that are sure to play a role in our ability to get charges dismissed altogether are: your driving history, the severity of the charges, whether there were any injuries or property damage stemming from the alleged infraction, and your interaction with the law enforcement officer who cited you.

To help provide you with a more specific overview of the extent that traffic tickets can have on your insurance premium, we have aggregated this list of all of the moving violations that will result in points on your license in the event of a conviction.

  • Driving While Impaired (12)
  • Passing a Stopped School Bus (5)
  • Aggressive Driving (5)
  • Hit and Run With Property Damage (4)
  • Careless & Reckless Driving (4)
  • Following Too Closely (4)
  • Illegal Passing (4)
  • Stop Sign Violation (3)
  • Stop Light Violation (3)
  • Speeding Faster Than 55 mph (3)
  • School Zone Violation (3)
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way (3)
  • No Operator's License (3)
  • No Liability Insurance (3)

Of course, there are few traffic‑related charges more serious or fraught with more dire consequences than Driving While Intoxicated. As such, we have dedicated an entire page to DWI Arrests that he hopes you will peruse to learn more both about the severity of such infractions and the ways in which his law office can assist you if you're facing an alcohol‑related traffic charge.

In most cases in which the evidence against you is overwhelming, Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett will work with the Assistant District Attorney to have your charges lessened. That will almost always decrease (or, ideally, altogether eliminate) any points against your driver's license, and accordingly, not have the same, or any, affect on the cost of your insurance policy.

North Carolina also has "Prayers For Judgment Continued" (PJCs) for motorists with clean driving records. Appealing for a PJC is another option at our disposal when we represent you and you may be eligible for one if no one in your household has received one in the last three years.

Just as with any misdemeanor or felony charges, we hope you will contact our office without delay if you are cited for a traffic‑related offense. The more time we have to build your defense and collect evidence to support your innocence, the greater the chances will be of a dismissal.