Traffic and criminal attorneys in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties in North Carolina
At Girdwood & Williams, we are committed to protecting the rights of those charged with traffic violations and other criminal matters. Our traffic and criminal lawyers have helped thousands in the Wilmington area and beyond defend themselves in and out of court. Our lawyers fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed wherever possible so you can avoid large fines, jail time, points on your license and other consequences.
Should I pay off my traffic ticket?
In short, NO! In North Carolina, there are certain traffic offenses that do not require a mandatory court appearance. Those cases can be paid off through the County Clerk’s office. By paying off one of those citations, however, you are pleading guilty and in many cases acquiring points on your driver’s license and insurance without even realizing it. For example, paying off a 39 mph in a 25 mph zone ticket can cause your insurance premium to increase 25% for the next three years in addition to adding three points on your driver’s license.
In most cases, our traffic ticket lawyers are able to have your ticket reduced or dismissed to protect your insurance rate and driver’s license. Call our office today for a free consultation on how to handle your speeding ticket or traffic violation.
Other traffic citations may require a mandatory court appearance such as speeding at a high rate of speed, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license or without a license, fleeing to elude arrest and more. It is imperative to have legal representation for these misdemeanor offenses. In many instances, we are able to appear in court on your behalf and resolve your case without you stepping a foot in the courthouse.
Other criminal offenses
In addition to traffic tickets, Girdwood & Williams also represents those charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses, including:
- Drug related offenses
- Alcohol related offenses
- Breaking and entering
- Weapons charges
- And much more…
Many of these crimes are very serious and can result in years in jail and lifelong criminal records. In order to receive the most favorable outcome possible, you’ll need attorneys who are knowledgeable in court procedure, criminal law, gathering evidence, cross-examining witnesses, selecting juries and other crucial elements of criminal trials. Girdwood & Williams takes even the most serious cases and devotes our efforts to ensuring the best result possible.
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Contact us today to discuss your traffic or criminal case
Whether it’s a traffic ticket or a serious criminal charge, Girdwood & Williams is proud to stand by your side to represent you during these difficult times. Call us at 910-343-9920 or fill out the form on our contact page to learn more. We are based in Wilmington and represent traffic and criminal defendants in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties.
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