In North Carolina, it is unlawful for a driver of any vehicle to fail to stop at a stop sign pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-158. This moving violation will add 3 points to your license and cost the driver a monetary fine.
Also, in North Carolina, it is unlawful to fail to stop for a red light pursuant to the same statute as mentioned above. This moving violation will add 3 points to your license and cost the driver a monetary fine, as well.
As mentioned in our blog, a certain accumulation of points in a set number of years can cause your license to be suspended. However, if you have accumulated 7 points on your record, the North Carolina DMV may allow you to take a "driver improvement clinic" to reduce the amount of points on your license. After successful completion of this clinic, the DMV will remove 3 points from your license. If you are interested in this clinic, you can find here.
Although this infraction only carries with is minimal points and a relatively low fine, it is important to hire an experienced traffic attorney assist in the matter. A skilled traffic attorney can navigate the process and likely stand in on your behalf to where you never have to appear in court. Hall & Dixon is frequently in traffic court and understands the complexity of North Carolina traffic laws. Contact Hall & Dixon today for a FREE consultation. Call or text 704-993-6825!
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