Traffic Crime

If you have received a traffic ticket in North Carolina, no matter what the charge it is a serious matter with long-term impact.  Hiring an attorney experienced with North Carolina traffic laws can be the difference between a fine and thousands of dollars over time in the form of increased automobile insurance costs.  Though some traffic violations are more serious than others, every traffic violation can have severe consequences, including heavy fines, substantial court costs, points against your license and your insurance rating, increased insurance premiums, and hours spent waiting in court.  More severe traffic violations, involving DWI/DUI or injury to persons or property, can subject you to more severe consequences, including felony charges, loss of your driving privileges, and loss of your freedom. While you may think the easiest thing to do is pay your ticket, it is an admission of guilt.  Talk to an attorney with the expertise to advise you of how simply paying your ticket may impact your continued ability to drive and pay for insurance.

Depending on the severity of the infraction, just a single traffic violation in North Carolina can result in the loss of your driving privilege. If you have had previous traffic violations you are more susceptible to driving privilege loss. The attorneys at DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall have intimate knowledge of the traffic laws and years of experience in dealing with traffic matters and the DMV.  

Whatever your traffic charge or your driving history, we will immediately set to work on resolving your traffic matter so that your driving privileges and insurance premiums remain unaffected.  Hiring an attorney can save you more than just time and inconvenience -- it can save you substantial sums of money. At Dement, Askew & Johnson we have over 40 years experience handling the full array of traffic offenses in Raleigh, Morehead City, and across North Carolina, including but not limited to the following:

  • Aggressive/reckless driving
  • Unsafe movement
  • Speeding and zone infractions
  • Evading Arrest
  • Failure to yield
  • Driving with a revoked, suspended license, or invalid operator license
  • Driving with invalid insurance, registration, and/or inspection
  • Improper turns and other moving violations
  • Improper equipment
  • Failure to obey emergency vehicle signals
  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Illegal racing
  • Underage driving offenses
  • Hit and run, abandoning an accident scene
  • Homicide, manslaughter, or negligent homicide involving a vehicle

Even if you have lost your driving privileges, North Carolina laws recognize that people need transportation to keep their jobs and care for their families.  Our criminal defense team will evaluate your unique circumstances and immediately work to get you back on the road with a limited driving privilege and as little impact on your life as possible.  In many cases, we can acquire reduction or dismissal of charges without you ever having to appear in court. In more serious cases, our criminal defense attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who know the law.  We are prepared and ready to handle your traffic charges starting today.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE SUCCESSES

Evidence Suppressed in DWI Case; Court Holds “No Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion” for Traffic Stop

February 12, 2019

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Not Guilty on DWI

September 13, 2022

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Jumping to conclusions… No PC on DWI

January 6, 2023

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71% reduction in jail time acquired.

March 26, 2019

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Not Guilty on DWI

September 13, 2022

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Felony Larceny Charge Dismissed

September 13, 2022

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Guilty Verdict of Less Significant Charges of Driving with License Revoked and Lane Violation; No Jail Time for DWI Charge

February 12, 2019

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Violent Felony Dismissed

September 13, 2022

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Not Guilty on Potential Aggravated Level One DWI

September 13, 2022

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Not Guilty of DWI with Serious Collision

February 12, 2019

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No prison sentence for client facing 1 year.

June 4, 2019

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No Consent, No Conviction on DWI

September 13, 2022

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Client found not guilty in DWI case.

June 4, 2019

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DWI Dismissed After Unlawful Search

September 13, 2022

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Not Guilty DWI – No Probable Cause

March 26, 2019

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Motion to Suppress and Dismiss Granted for Lack of Probable Cause; No Reliable Evidence Suggesting Impairment After Speeding Stop

February 12, 2019

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Not Guilty, Refusal Revocation Rescinded; Willful Refusal to Take Breathalyzer Test

February 12, 2019

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Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana Dismissed

January 5, 2023

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Defendant charged with 2 counts after his 7th impaired driving offense.

June 4, 2019

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7th Offense; Sentence reduction of 75%

June 4, 2019

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