There are several reasons that a Gaston County Speeding ticket can suspend a person’s license. While some reasons are more common than others, it is an issue we frequently deal with at Rosensteel Fleishman. One of the reasons that it is a common issue is that there are simply a lot of high-speed traffic tickets issued in Gaston County (Gastonia) North Carolina. The large number of tickets and the relatively high speeds that are cited on I-85 lead to more serious DMV issues.
The other reason is that there are a disproportionately large number of out-of-state drivers being cited in Gaston County due to the large number of people travelling through the County on I-85. Since I-85 connects parts of Florida, Atlanta and Charlotte to the north east there are many people who travel to and from those places on the highway. Those people frequently do not understand North Carolina traffic laws and make mistakes in handling tickets that lead to suspension.
The most common reason for a suspension is simply a failure to deal with the ticket in a timely fashion. After being cited people forget about the ticket or miss a court date and the North Carolina DMV suspends their license. While the suspension is almost immediate in North Carolina, it can take years to affect an out-of-state driver which can make the process even more difficult to resolve. If you have a failure to appear suspension you should contact a traffic ticket attorney at Rosensteel Fleishman as quickly as you can.
Another reason for suspension is that there are certain speeds in North Carolina that lead to automatic suspension, and a guilty plea can mean suspension even if you have an otherwise clean record. The speeds that lead to suspension are often relatively low (for instance 71mph in a 55mph zone). To further complicate matters, a person can be suspended for two tickets in the same year even if those two tickets would not ordinarily suspend the individual (for instance two tickets for 60mph in a 55 mph zone).
These are just a few of the most common reasons, but whatever the reason for your suspension you should contact a Gaston County speeding ticket lawyer at Rosensteel Fleishman, PLLC right away to protect your license.
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