What to Do When You Receive a Traffic Ticket - Part 6
Dec 28, 2017
Have you received a traffic citation? If so, you're in the right place.
North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers has been defending traffic matters for 25 years. In this episode, Attorney Powers answers the questions that matter to you when you receive a traffic ticket.
Bill Powers: Yeah and by the way, don't ever pay that fee to get you ... That's a game that these kind of ... I don't have a lot of ... I mean this is just ... But they take your name off and then six months later if you don't pay them again they put it back on.
Robert Ingalls: Recurring scam.
Bill Powers: Yeah. Some would call it bribery.
Robert Ingalls: Yeah.
Bill Powers: But, yeah, so don't pay that off. But yeah, if you get arrested, there are a couple jurisdictions, very few that I'm aware of, I know of one locally, where they don't take your picture. But again we were talking about out-of-state licenses. There's this new thing called the computer and I don't know why people love looking at the busted magazine, every major television station has a mug shot kind of deal. I guess that's a whole other conversation and I've seen pictures where you think the person just won the dang lottery they look so happy that they're going to jail. And then you see the teary ones too.
Robert Ingalls: Do everything that you do well, right?
Bill Powers: Right. Just you know, if you're gonna take a mugshot photo I guess smile right?
Robert Ingalls: Yeah right. It's gonna get plastered.
Bill Powers: Right.
Robert Ingalls: Alright Bill I think we've covered a lot of ground here. Any last words?
Bill Powers: I wish people would realize that we're, lawyers are humans. That we're actually here to help. Most lawyers are in the practice because they like helping people and you should not be afraid to call a lawyer. You shouldn't assume that the second you call we've got this big red button that we push and the clock's ticking at some incredibly fast speed and you're gonna get a bill from us. The first conversation at least with us is free. And that's not true in every practice group or every area. But when it comes to speeding tickets, traffic tickets, we're gonna talk to you for free. We're gonna ask you a series of questions and if we think we can help you out, we'll tell you and if we think you can handle it yourself, we'll tell you that too.
Robert Ingalls: Alright. Thank you sir.
Bill Powers: Thank you.
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