What to do when your non-accident injury is denied

Workers’ compensation is a type of personal injury law that applies only to workplace injuries and illnesses. It is unlike regular personal injury law in that the injured person does not have to prove that someone else was at fault in causing...

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Traffic Tickets in Orange & Chatham Counties

I handle traffic cases in Durham, Granville, Wake, Orange and Chatham Counties.  In Durham, Granville, and Wake, I can go to court for you on your court date and most likely take care of it that day. They do things a little different in...

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Traffic 101

Have a traffic ticket? Please call me now at 919-683-2175  for a free consultation.  Some background information about traffic cases: Most tickets will cause your insurance to go up. The amount of the increase depends on the...

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What about Prayer for Judgment Continued?

With a prayer for judgment continued (or “PJC”), you plead guilty to a charge, but the judge never enters an official judgment — at your request ( or “prayer,” in legalese) entry of the judgment is postponed (or...

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Durham City Code Violations

Another tool we might use to avoid insurance and driver’s license points, at least in Durham,  is the “City Code Violation.”  Here’s how it works.  When you get a ticket the officer charges you under the...

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Safe Driving Schools

Often, people with tickets wonder if it will help them to go to “traffic school.”   Well, it depends.  My information is based only on my experience in the North Carolina counties of Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham. First,...

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How to Reduce a Traffic Ticket: Improper Equipment

Don’t just pay that ticket!  Let me try to get it reduced for you, maybe to  “improper equipment.”  Read below to find out why, and then call me at 919-683-2175. Many District Attorneys will allow a...

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How much are the attorney's fees in a traffic case?

My goal is to charge a fee that anyone with a car and a license can pay.  Having said that, the fee varies with the case. For example, the fee would be less for a  “basic” ticket (such as 48 mph in a 35 mph...

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The Do-Not-License List, Clearance Letters -- and DMV Fees

In another post I wrote about folks who had found that, when trying to renew their licenses, their renewals were being blocked by  old pending tickets here in North Carolina. I wrote that the solution to that problem was to have the old...

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Working with Your Lawyer to Get the Best Results (and to Avoid Mistakes!)

Sometimes people call and say that five or six (or ten!) years ago they got a ticket in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill. They say they hired a lawyer to take care of it. Now they are unable to renew their license because of the ticket...

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