Jennifer Allen Law Legal Blog
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Construction crews are in place across the Triangle as the NCDOT works to fortify area highways. This means more than a slow commute: Law enforcement officers are heavily patrolling these newly created “work zones.”
Many people who contact our office for assistance with tickets in these work zones do not understand how costly they can be on an insurance premium. Pleading guilty or paying off a regular speeding ticket can result in insurance increases of 35 percent or more for three years. Work zone tickets raise insurance rates significantly more than a standard ticket. Although a client has received one citation, he is essentially dealing with two problems: the speed and the zone.
An insurance hike isn’t the only problem. Ever see those bright orange signs promising higher fines in a work zone? Well, they’re not kidding. The N.C. statute for speeding in a work zone mandates a $250.00 fine upon conviction, and judges are bound by this law. Drivers ticketed for speeding in a school zone face the same insurance consequences and $250.00 mandatory fine.
An insurance shock and hefty fine are not guaranteed with competent, aggressive legal representation. At Jennifer Allen Law, PLLC, we fight to protect our clients’ driving records and insurance premiums. Our attorneys work hard to have these citations reduced or dismissed; possibly taking them out of their “zone” and saving you license and insurance points and the $250.00 fine.
Please contact us if you have received a ticket for Speeding in a Work Zone or Speeding in a School Zone. Although both of these citations are labeled as “infractions” no matter the speed, they can cause serious repercussions. Pleading guilty may even result in your license being suspended indefinitely. We will be happy to provide a free consultation on your options and will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.