Buncombe County Traffic Ticket Lawyer - Asheville NC
Did you receive a traffic citation in Buncombe County?
Experienced Asheville traffic ticket attorney Gordon Langer is Langer Law Firm Ticket Defense’s founding attorney, and he is here to personally resolve your case for you without you having to go to court. So, if you received a speeding ticket or other type of citation, you can finally relax and put it behind you once and for all. For years, Gordon Langer has been successfully beating traffic tickets in Asheville by focusing his entire law practice on handling exclusively these types of matters. Call 828-490-RIDE (7433) now to speak directly with Mr. Langer and receive an absolutely FREE comprehensive evaluation of your case. Or, you can use that same phone number to text a picture of your ticket right to Mr. Langer’s cell phone. He will respond to you as soon as possible with information regarding how best to handle your case. You can also Send Us an Email, but calling or texting is of course the fastest method of communication.
The types of cases that Attorney Langer handles include, but are not limited to:
• Designated Lane Violation (For Commercial Driver’s License [CDL] Holders)
• Failure to Reduce Speed (Generally due to a car accident or wreck)
• Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)
• Driving With a Suspended License
• No Operator’s License (NOL)
• Reckless Driving and Careless Driving
• Open Container
• Speeding in a Work Zone or School Zone
• Following Too Closely
• Unsafe Movement
• Expired Registration
• No Insurance
• Hit and Run
Hire us now by calling 828-490-RIDE (7433) or by texting to us a picture of your ticket.
Unlike most other Western North Carolina counties, Buncombe County NC does not share its prosecutorial district (District 40) with any other surrounding counties. This means that it has a set of unique court procedures and fine structures that are separate and apart from all of the neighboring prosecutorial districts. It also means that it has its own district attorney and assistant district attorneys whose negotiation methods related to speeding tickets and all other citations differ greatly from other nearby counties. This is one of the many reasons why you need a local Asheville traffic ticket lawyer like Gordon Langer who can use his expertise and knowledge of the local customs to get you the best possible result when resolving your traffic ticket.
Are you worried that your insurance may increase if you either pay your traffic citation online or pay for it in person on your court date? Well, you certainly should be. Paying your traffic ticket is almost always the worst decision that you can make. When you pay for the violation, you are pleading guilty to whatever you have been charged with, and you will receive all SDIP (Safe Driver Incentive Plan) insurance points that are associated with that particular violation. The minimum amount that your insurance premium can increase as a result of only one (1) insurance point is thirty percent (30%). For more serious violations, your insurance rate could increase by as much as three hundred and forty percent (340%). Not to mention the fact that you could lose your driving privilege altogether. Asheville NC speeding ticket lawyer Gordon Langer is here to answer any questions that you may have related to avoiding insurance points. Call 828-490-RIDE (7433) now to speak directly with attorney Gordon Langer. You also have the option of texting a picture of your citation to the aforementioned telephone number. Finally, if you find it easier to fill out this Online Form, you can do so, and we will respond promptly to your inquiry.
As a very knowledgeable Buncombe County NC traffic ticket attorney, Gordon Langer uses a wide array of tactics to help his clients avoid North Carolina insurance points. The availability of any one or more of the following options depends, of course, upon the particular violation or violations with which you were charged and upon your driving record. That being said, some of the most common options include voluntary dismissal (“VD”); reduction to Improper Equipment (“I.E.”), which is a non-moving violation; reduction to what is often referred to as a “9-over;” and receiving a Prayer for Judgment Continued (“P.J.C.”). It is very important that you consult an experienced lawyer regarding your traffic citation because, on occasion, some of the above-referenced outcomes, except for a dismissal of the charge or charges, can lead to insurance points and can cause you to lose your license! Yes, you heard that right. You can be hit with unexpected consequences or lose your license by pleading to an I.E. or by being granted a P.J.C. by a district court judge. If you have received a traffic citation, it is imperative that you speak with a local, experienced, and proficient lawyer as soon as possible in order to ensure that your interests are adequately protected.
Do I have to worry about my ticket even if I am not a North Carolina resident and do not have a North Carolina driver’s license?
Yes. North Carolina is part of the Driver’s License Compact and will share your driving record with other states. Your out-of-state license can be suspended in your home state due to a traffic ticket in NC even if your state is NOT part of the Driver’s License Compact.
I am a semi-trailer truck driver with a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Can you help me avoid losing my license and minimize or eliminate any negative effects on my driving record?
Yes. Attorney Langer regularly handles matters for CDL holders in Buncombe County. Aside from speeding citations, one of the most common issues that arises is what is known as a Designated Lane Violation, sometimes referred to as an Improper Lane charge. Law enforcement officers write up these citations when they believe that a truck driver is in the left lane on a portion of the highway that mandates that such vehicles stay in the right lane. This is a relatively new type of charge in the Asheville area because signage has only recently been posted on I-26 and I-40. Because these signs are so new, it is a constantly evolving area of law, and it is very important to schedule a consultation (it's free) so that we can evaluate your individual case and determine exactly how we can help you. With that being said, we are most often able to get these types of cases either dismissed or reduced to some sort of non-moving violation, such as an Improper Equipment.
Do I have to go to court myself if I received a citation?
Under almost all circumstances, you can hire a lawyer to go to court for you without you having to appear yourself. This is true even if the officer told you that there is a mandatory court appearance. This is allowed because your attorney is actually appearing for you on your behalf. We can advise you regarding whether your presence is necessary in your situation.
We handle Buncombe County speeding tickets and traffic citations in Asheville, Weaverville, Fletcher, Arden, Swannanoa, Leicester, Black Mountain, Fairview, and surrounding areas.
How do I find the best traffic ticket lawyer in Asheville?
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What will happen if I go to court myself?
Here in Prosecutorial District 40, oftentimes you will receive a worse result that can raise your insurance for years and potentially even cause you to lose your license. Not to mention that in order for you to have the judgment entered, you will have to pay court costs and you will likely have to miss a day of work. It simply does not make any sense for you to try to fight on your own against skilled prosecutors who are working to convict you without you having professional legal counsel representing your best interests. With us going to court for you, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best possible result, all while not wasting your time going to court yourself.
What if I already paid the fine or went to court myself and a judgment has been entered against me?
This is where things can get a bit tricky. Technically, once the judgment is final and you have paid the fine, the case is closed. However, depending upon the specific charge that you were convicted of and all of the attendant circumstances, Attorney Langer may be able to reopen your case and obtain a new and better outcome for you. This requires filing a carefully drafted Motion in the case, renewed negotiations with the district attorney, and persuading the judge to alter the disposition. This process is complicated and requires the well-honed negotiation skills of an experienced Asheville traffic ticket lawyer. This is especially true in Buncombe County because the Chief District Court Judge has instituted some unique procedural hurdles with regard to these Motions that many other counties do not have. We know how to navigate these hurdles and how to have your case reopened if it is at all possible in your particular case.
Call Buncombe County traffic ticket attorney Gordon Langer right now at 828-490-RIDE (7433) for your free, no strings attached, comprehensive consultation if you have received a speeding ticket or other type of traffic violation. Or, you can send a text message with a picture of your citation to that same telephone number, and we will respond quickly to your message. If you prefer to leave us a written message using one of our Online Forms, you may do so as well. Alternatively, you can always reach Gordon Langer by email at Gordon@LangerLawFirm.com. If you need a traffic ticket lawyer in Asheville NC, you have come to the right place. We are here to help you, so contact us now!