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Manteo & Columbia, North Carolina Traffic Ticket Defense

Many people do not realize the severity of the consequences and penalties of a traffic violation and will try to handle their case without an attorney. We do not recommend this. It is important to understand your rights and the multitude of possible penalties and consequences stemming from “simple” speeding tickets. Without the help of a skilled attorney, you may find yourself at greater risk of losing your driving privileges, higher insurance premiums, high court fines, or even jail time. At Wheless & Wheless, PLLC, we have significant experienced representing Manteo and Columbia, North Carolina locals and visitors facing traffic ticket offenses.

We wage an aggressive defense in traffic offense cases to minimize penalties or negative effects you my experience. To protect your rights, driving privilege and to minimize the overall effect to you, please contact us for an immediate consultation or case evaluation.

If you have been cited for a traffic violation, you may wonder if you have to return to North Carolina to resolve the ticket, how the ticket will affect your insurance rates, and how it will affect driver’s license points in North Carolina or your home state. We assist those facing traffic violations, such as:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Stop sign violations
  • Improper passing
  • Seat belt violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with improper equipment
  • Driving while license revoked(DWLR)
  • Other moving violations

Other Traffic Related Offenses
A traffic stop could call attention to more serious offenses and result in more significant penalties. We also defend individuals facing charges for:

  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Drug possession/marijuana possession (Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Driving with an open container of alcohol

We are aggressive traffic ticket defense attorneys who will work vigorously to assert your rights and minimize the penalties or consequences associated with a traffic offense. If appropriate, we can often negotiate your case down to “improper equipment” (a non-moving violation) or seek deferred prosecution or a prayer for judgment continued (PJC).

If you are an out-of-state resident:
If you are an out of state resident that has been cited with a traffic offense in the state of North Carolina, we cannot advise you on how the ticket will affect your rights or privileges in your own state, but we can advise you on how best to handle the matter here. We recommend that you also consult with the DMV or an attorney in your home state to learn what effects, if any, your North Carolina traffic offense will have in your home state and how to best limit the negative effects to your driving privilege and insurance.

Contact Wheless & Wheless, PLLC today for a free consultation with an experienced Manteo and Columbia, North Carolina lawyer. Our legal team provides aggressive, result-driven advocacy in traffic ticket defense.

Free consultations • Both offices located conveniently near the respective Columbia and Manteo courthouses

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Wheless & Wheless, PLLC
101 South Hwy. 64/264
P.O. Box 500
Manteo, NC 27954

Phone: 252-473-5500
Fax: 252-473-1154
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402 North Main Street
P.O. Box 600
Columbia, NC 27925

Phone: 252-796-5500
Fax: 252-796-5501
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