4701 Oleander Drive, Suite A
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Your Myrtle Beach traffic ticket lawyer on the Axelrod team can help you to resolve speeding tickets and other traffic offenses in the Myrtle Beach area or, in some cases, anywhere in the state of SC.
On a regular basis, our attorneys represent clients who are charged with large and small traffic tickets, including:
Your traffic offense attorney at Axelrod and Associates will help you to find the best possible resolution for your ticket, which could mean a dismissal of the ticket, negotiating a re-write to a traffic offense that will not suspend your license, or a jury trial in the magistrate or city court.
Speeding tickets can range from 2-point to 6-point tickets depending on the speed the officer says you were going. In appropriate cases, our speeding ticket attorney can help you to:
Why use a speeding ticket attorney?
Accumulation of points from traffic tickets can quickly result in suspension of your driver’s license or license revocation due to habitual traffic offender (HTO) status.
If you are convicted of a speeding ticket, your insurance premiums may increase, and you could lose your CDL (commercial driver’s license). In many cases, it costs less to retain a speeding ticket lawyer than it would to pay the fine on the original ticket…
If you are licensed in a state other than SC, your traffic ticket attorney must understand that there may be unforeseen consequences for a traffic conviction in SC.
What do I mean?
SC is required to report out-of-state drivers’ traffic convictions to their home states’ DMV under the Interstate Driver License Compact. Your home state should then apply the penalty that you would have had if you were convicted in your home state of the same offense – this can be complicated, however, and often requires research or even a phone call to your home state’s DMV to determine what the effect of a conviction would be.
For example, if you live in NC, a 2-point violation may transfer as a 0-point violation (an attorney would only know this from experience or by contacting the NC DMV). On the other hand, a 4-point violation if you were driving faster than 70 mph can result in a license suspension for NC drivers…
Reckless driving (see below) is a 6-point violation in SC. Sometimes, attorneys will negotiate a plea to careless operation (a 0-point violation in SC), not realizing that their client’s home state DMV will treat a careless operation conviction as if it were reckless driving and suspend their client’s license.
Your out-of-state traffic attorney at Axelrod and Associates will both 1) determine what effect a conviction will have on your license pursuant to your home state’s traffic laws, and 2) determine what the actual effect of a conviction would be when the ticket is reported to your state’s DMV.
Reckless driving is one of the most serious traffic offenses in SC, and it can result in:
Driving under suspension charges in SC create a “revolving door” of license suspensions and arrests for many people.
If you are convicted of driving under suspension:
If your license is suspended, don’t drive, get help to clear up your license, and end the cycle of suspensions.
If you are charged with driving under suspension, don’t plead guilty, call your DUS defense lawyer on the Axelrod team immediately, and fight the charges.
Criminal charges for driving under suspension after you have been declared a habitual traffic offender carry up to five years in prison – this means that you should 1) fight every traffic offense that you are charged with so that you are not declared a habitual traffic offender, and 2) fight habitual traffic offender criminal charges so that you do not go to prison.
If you are driving as a habitual traffic offender and you cause an accident that results in:
Break the cycle. Don’t drive, get help, and fight the ticket.
How do you become a “habitual traffic offender?”
Your traffic violations attorney on the Axelrod team may be able to help you get your license reinstated after two years when:
Why do you need a lawyer for a traffic ticket?
Even for relatively minor offenses, your traffic ticket attorney can help you to avoid:
If you’ve been charged with a traffic offense in Myrtle Beach, SC, call your traffic violation attorney at Axelrod and Associates immediately – you may have deadlines to file a jury trial request and avoid a conviction at a bench trial or conviction in absence.
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