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Out of State Drivers


Just because you are a resident of another state, do not make the mistake of thinking that the North Carolina ticket will not follow you when you leave. North Carolina and most other states have joined together under the Non-Resident Violator Compact so that a suspended license or a ticket in one state is reflected as a ticket or loss of license in every other state.


If you have an out of state license and fail to appear for a North Carolina ticket or you are convicted of a revocable offense in North Carolina then the North Carolina DMV will notify your home state which will then revoke your privilege to drive in your home state. If you receive a ticket in North Carolina you should appear and handle the ticket so that it is not reported or your home state or is reduced to a violation that will not revoke your privilege.

You may not have to go to court. Our firm provides convenient and quality legal representation to many out-of-state drivers. Even if the ticket says you must appear in court, if you retain us to represent you, we can provide you with a “Waiver of Appearance” to sign that lets you avoid appearing in court. One of our attorneys will go to court for you and take care of everything. We can send a waiver of appearance to you by e-mail, fax, or regular mail. If you value your time and want to avoid the stress of appearing in court in North Carolina, retaining our firm is a wise investment.

North Carolina has some of the most strict traffic laws in the nation. For example, if you are convicted of speeding 86 mph in a 70 mph zone, you will find that your license will be suspended not only in North Carolina, but in virtually ALL states also.

Non-Resident Violator Compact – North Carolina and most other states and parts of Canada have joined together under the Non-Resident Violator Compact. A license suspension or serious ticket in any member state equals a ticket or loss of license in ALL 44 member states. If your license is suspended in North Carolina, you cannot obtain a license in any of the member states until your North Carolina driving privileges are restored. If you fail to pay a ticket in North Carolina, your driver’s license in North Carolina will be suspended. It is unlikely that you will be able obtain or renew your license in your home state until you have resolved the ticket in North Carolina and had your driving privileges restored.

Most states also exchange information under the National Driver License Compact for serious violations such as DWI’s and suspended license due to unpaid tickets in North Carolina. This means that these violations will be charged against your license in your home state. In some states, even less serious out of state traffic violations are charged against your license.This is where a raleigh traffic ticket lawyer comes in.

Contact Us now to handle any of the following:

  • Careless and reckless driving
  • Driving after consuming alcohol if the driver is under 21
  • Driving while license or registration suspended or revoked
  • Driving with expired registration
  • Speeding tickets
  • Speeding to avoid arrests
  • Speeding in a construction zone
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Failure to yield to emergency vehicle
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to have liability insurance
  • Failure to stop for a siren
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Running a red light
  • Running a stop sign
  • Illegal passing
  • Following too closely

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling traffic in Wake County. If you value your time and want to avoid the stress of appearing in court in North Carolina, we invite invite you to contact our office for a free consultation to learn how we can assist you in handling this matter.

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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