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Warnings for Out-of-State Drivers

Your Traffic Ticket May Follow You Home

If you have received a ticket in the state of North Carolina but are from another state, or if you are from North Carolina but have received a ticket in another state, it is important to keep in mind that your ticket may follow you home. Do not think that because you are a resident of another state you can receive a ticket in North Carolina and it will not affect you when you return home. Holding this belief can result in significant penalties that could have been avoided. The Non-Resident Violator Compact has joined North Carolina and 43 other states for one common goal: to hold drivers responsible for their actions. Receiving a ticket in one state will be reflected as the same violation in every other state also in the compact.

Suspended driver's licenses are also reflected in the Non-Resident Violator Compact. If your license gets suspended in one state, it is reflected as a loss of your license in every other state. If you are charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or another criminal offense that results in the loss or suspension of your license, it is important to recognize that this will have an effect in your home state. Loss of your license or a traffic ticket in North Carolina should be handled by a Fayetteville traffic ticket attorney. Take action today to prevent unfortunate penalties tomorrow.

Do not ignore a ticket as an out-of-state driver!

Ignoring a traffic ticket in North Carolina will likely make you unable to obtain a license in another state. Under the Non-Resident Violator Compact, you must resolve the ticket in North Carolina and have your license restored before you can renew or obtain a license at home. If you are cited in North Carolina for traffic violation and you do not respond to the ticket, our state will notify your home state. If your home state is a member of the Non-Resident Violator Compact, it will then take action to suspend your driver's license there until you have resolved the citation.

National Driver License Compact

Many states will exchange information under the National Driver License Compact for the purpose of preventing drivers from receiving multiple traffic tickets or citations in multiple states without the enforcement of disciplinary action. At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., our firm is located near Interstate 95 in North Carolina, as well as Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, two military installations. We offer strong legal assistance that you will require as a non-resident of North Carolina if you have received a ticket or lost your driving privileges. We can provide you with the legal guidance you need regarding North Carolina speeding tickets and other traffic tickets or citations. Contact us today!

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    Matthew R. Plyler


    Matthew R. Plyler is a general practice attorney who provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to residents of Fayetteville and the surroundings area. He has been practicing law for over 20 years, handling a wide range of practice areas. This experience provides him with the background and skill needed to be successful. He approaches each case with a rare level of dedication and zeal that serves his clients well. During the initial consultation, he will take as much time as is ...

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