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Failure To Appear/Failure To Comply

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Two of the most common and misunderstood situations are the failure to appear and the failure to comply. The failure to appear is when a person does not show up for court on the scheduled court date.  The failure to comply is when a person appears and is found responsible to an offense but then fails to pay the ticket within 20 days of the court date.

FAILURE TO APPEAR

In North Carolina if a person fails to appear for any traffic violation then that failure is reported by the county clerk of court to North Carolina DMV.    DMV then sends a letter to the offender indicating that if the charge is not resolved within 60 days then DMV will revoke their license privilege.   Also, 20 days after the failure to appear, the court clerk enters the failure to appear on the court system and this kicks in an administrative penalty of $200.00 on top of the court costs and fine.  As a result, even a minor citation can result in a revocation and a hefty court fee.   Also, if you are an out-of-state driver a failure to appear could result in your inability to renew your license in your home state until the North Carolina ticket is resolved.

FAILURE TO COMPLY

In North Carolina if a person fails to comply for 20 days after appearing for any traffic violation then that failure to reported by the county clerk of court to the North Carolina DMV.    DMV then sends a letter to the offender indicating that if the charge is not paid within 60 days then DMV will revoke their license privilege.   Also, 20 days after the failure to comply, the court clerk notes the failure to appear on the system and this kicks in an administrative penalty of $50.00 on top of the already assessed court costs and fine.  Also, if you are an out-of-state driver a failure to appear could result in your inability to renew your license in your home state until the North Carolina ticket is paid in full.

HOW A RALEIGH TRAFFIC TICKET LAWYER CAN HELP?

Our firm is experienced in handling these missed tickets and late payments. In many situations we can strike the failure to appear or failure to comply fees and update the DMV records to restore a person’s license quickly and efficiently. If you have an old ticket that you failed to appear for or failed to pay then please give us a call at 919-729-9000 for a free consultation to get you on the right track.

If you have a traffic ticket you would like to discuss with us please call 919-729-9000 for a free consultation and get a raleigh traffic ticket lawyer for your case.

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