It was the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season has just passed and we have ushered in a much welcomed new year. Many people had looked forward to celebrating the holidays with friends and family since last January. It was a trying and difficult year, and even though many people found their traditional holiday get-togethers had to be adjusted to accommodate distancing and safety, the holiday season was still the busiest time for travel.
Whether you live in the foothills, travel to and from Boone for school or vacation, or just visited the High Country to pick out your tree, you may have encountered some speed traps along the way. Highway 421 in Wilkes County is one of the most ticketed stretches of road in the state. While we hope you enjoyed a visit to our area, if you got a speeding ticket, you probably are not looking forward to your return.
Here is what you need to know about speeding tickets and attorneys in Wilkes County.
It has been one of the most challenging years in recent memory for residents of Wilkes County, North Carolina. We have endured the effects of a global pandemic, which has brought its share of financial difficulties to our region. Many parents have been juggling working remotely with helping children navigate learning from home. Generally speaking, this has been a year that many in North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro are ready to put behind them. As we approach January 1st and the promise of a new year, people are putting together their New Year’s resolution list. We want to help you make financial resolutions that you can keep.
The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are nearing and are a welcome reprieve for many families in Wilkes and throughout northwest North Carolina. It has been a difficult year for many in our area as families have had to navigate working from home, remote learning, and financial stress. Many Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro residents have spent weeks or months furloughed by their employers. Some have been let go altogether. While traditional family gatherings may be somewhat truncated this year, seeing the people we love the most may be a delightful break from this challenging year.
However, with so much financial uncertainty for families in the area, the holiday season may actually be a stressful time. With so many extra expenses, money troubles may seem exponentially worse. If you are dreading family get-togethers due to your financial situation, we are here to help you think through how to make the season better.
It can happen to anyone. You were running late to work or a meeting, you were following cars and unaware of your speed, or you did not see the speed limit change, and then you saw the blue lights behind you. Now you have a court date and ticket that says you were speeding. You are looking at a large fine, points on your license, increased insurance, and possibly worse, especially if it is not your only speeding ticket in the last few years.
If you are wondering about the best course of action for your speeding ticket, you are not alone. Should you just send a check to the courthouse? Should you show up for your court date and try to plead your case? Should you hire a lawyer? We’ll help you answer those questions in this article.