Durham County Traffic Attorney

Were you issued a traffic citation in Hillsborough or some other location in Durham, NC (including zip code 27713)? The Law Office of Kevin M. Kennedy PLLC is here to help!

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An Attorney With Experience Makes the Difference

Attorney Kevin Kennedy is a seasoned traffic lawyer and criminal attorney and has over ten years of experience in traffic law successfully defending clients charged with criminal offenses and traffic citations throughout the greater Triangle area. A native of Chapel Hill North Carolina, Attorney Kevin Kennedy is a double graduate of the University of North Carolina, earning both his undergraduate and law degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill, and currently lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Carol and two daughters.
Attorney Kevin Kennedy, with the support of the rest of seasoned staff at his law firm, the Law Office of Kevin M. Kennedy PLLC, represents clients in Durham County as well as neighboring Wake County and Orange, Chatham, and Alamance counties and the greater Raleigh area. A veteran attorney with deep ties to the community, Kevin Kennedy is ready to support you, defending your rights and ensuring you the best possible representation.

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Save Time and Money and Avoid Troubles with Seasoned Representation

If you hire Attorney Kevin Kennedy, in most cases, you won’t even need to attend court, saving you precious money and time you’d otherwise need to spend away from your work and family. However, it is ABSOLUTELY not recommended that you pay off your citation without first consulting with an attorney for legal advice and services, and the law offices of Kevin Michael Kennedy PLLC are happy to offer free consultations for moving violations, misdemeanors, DUI, and other traffic offenses and infractions.

Remember, paying any speeding or traffic ticket without first consulting a traffic ticket attorney can result in serious financial and legal ramifications, including criminal charges! Using our legal services ensures you’ll have the representation you need to help avoid steep fines, increased driver’s license points and insurance rates, a suspended license, and other serious legal issues.

A Legal Representative Who Knows the Durham County Court

As a proud local with deep ties to the community, Attorney Kevin Kennedy has extensive experience with the Durham County traffic court and is ready to use his knowledge and experience to advocate for you on any potential reduction of your citation. Moreover, his deep understanding of the North Carolina DMV rules and how any potential outcome of your case might affect your license and insurance sets him apart from other Durham attorneys and allows him to reach for the best possible result.
By hiring Attorney Kevin Kenney, you can rest assured that your advocate is deeply familiar with all the rules and legal proceedings of the court, saving you time and money.

Traffic citation in Durham, North Carolina

If you have been issued a traffic citation in Durham, North Carolina and would prefer not to go to traffic court at 510 S Dillard St, Durham, NC 27701, call us at (919) 960-5023 or contact us via email at [email protected].
Attorney Kevin Kennedy will fight for you to obtain the financial and legal relief you deserve.
Contact our law offices today at (919) 960-502 and start to rest easy, knowing you’ve hired the advocate ready to best represent you in Durham County Court.

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Attorney Kevin Kennedy is an experienced Durham County traffic citation lawyer who is able to provide you representation across a broad range of practice areas and for numerous types of traffic citations, for example, but not limited to:

  • Speeding 15 MPH or less over the limit
  • Speeding 16 MPH to 24 MPH over the limit and not any more
  • Speeding 25 MPH over the limit
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Exceeding a Safe Speed
  • Failure to Reduce Speed
  • Failure to Yield
  • Red Light or Stop Sign Violation
  • Lane Change Violation
  • Following Too Closely
  • Unsafe Movement
  • Expired Registration or Inspection
  • No Operator License
  • Driving While License Revoked NOT Impaired Revocation
  • Driving While License Revoked Impaired Revocation
  • Driving While Impaired / DWI
  • Careless and Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Appear
  • Vehicle Accident

The Law Office of Kevin M. Kennedy PPLC is ready and waiting to represent you, provide sound legal advice, and minimize fines and any impact to your insurance.

Durham Traffic Citations FAQ

Do I have to be in Durham traffic court?
In Durham County, your citation will state if your appearance in court is required. However, with only a few exceptions, your attorney is able to appear on your behalf in court. These limited exceptions include violations that may result in jail time and/or an automatic license suspension.
Why not just pay off my Durham North Carolina speeding ticket?
By mailing in your payment to the Durham County Clerk of Court, you are admitting your guilt to the charge on your citation. This may have serious ramifications to your auto insurance premium and, in some cases, may even result in your license being suspended. We therefore STRONGLY recommend you consult with a North Carolina traffic attorney to assist you with your traffic citation to avoid these potentially devastating outcomes.
I live in another state and was issued a speeding ticket in Durham, NC. Will this affect my auto insurance rates or driver’s license?
This will depend on your state’s DMV and Department of Insurance guidelines; an out-of-state speeding ticket can affect your driver’s license and insurance premiums in many states, North Carolina included. This is one key reason you should consult with a traffic attorney or your State’s DMV and Department of Insurance to find out how your insurance rates and driver’s license would be affected before paying or ignoring an out-of-state traffic citation.
Why not go to Durham County court by myself?
You can certainly avoid cost of legal representation by going to court by yourself and forgo having an advocate to give you sound legal advice. But, consider the lost time at work and hardships you’ll place on your family by taking hours, possibly days in court, lost in a confusing legal system and facing an Assistant District Attorney who, by law, cannot give you any information on how a conviction might affect your auto insurance premiums or driver’s license and whose job it is to prosecute your offense to the fullest extent of the law. It’s an old saying, but it’s still too often the case that “a fool is a man who has himself as a client.” Don’t let the lack of seasoned legal advice result in jacked-up insurance premiums or losing your license! If you’re new to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle and Department of Insurance Laws, the Law Office of Kevin Kennedy PLLC is ready to handle your case and give you the support you need.
What are the Court costs and fines in Durham County?
Here are some common reductions and their associated fees:
Improper Equipment – Court Costs and Fines of $263.
Reduction in speeding to 5/9mph over the limit – Court Costs and Fines of $213.
Prayer for Judgment Continued Reduction – Court Costs and Fines of $190.
Reduction in the speeding to 14mph over – Court Costs and Fines of $213.
Careless and Reckless Driving charge – Court Costs and Fines of $300.
Voluntary Dismissal – no Court Costs and Fines.
However, it must be noted each traffic case is unique, and all reductions and penalties will be associated with the individual circumstances of your specific case.
How much time after my court date do I have to pay my Court Costs and Fines due to Durham County?
The Clerk of Courts of Durham County must receive your payment in full within forty days after your court date. It may be possible to pay your court costs online.
What if I was issued a traffic citation in Durham and I already have previous citations on my driving record?
Regardless of your driving record, Traffic Attorney Kennedy will work to minimize the damage to your insurance and driver’s license caused by any traffic citation.
Will attending a driving school class reduce my Durham traffic violation?
Driving school may help reduce your violation, but Durham Traffic Attorney Kevin Kennedy would need to review the details of your case and driving history before determining if driving school might help your case. To see if driving school might assist you, contact the Law Offices of Kevin M. Kennedy at (919) 960-502.