Traffic Court Date During The Pandemic In Wake — Do I Have To Go?

Wake County stopped handling traffic tickets in disposition court (Courtroom 101) in mid-March among the pandemic, and is not expected to resume until June 1, 2020 at the very earliest. Many people have contacted me stating they are very nervous about being in the courthouse this summer, and I completely understand why.

It is unclear how Wake County will handle people who miss their speeding ticket court date because of the pandemic. Normally, if the person does not recalendar the citation within 20 days, the court will send a notice to the DMV and it will revoke the person’s driver’s license. We still do not know yet if Wake will put this practice on hold.

If you are worried about attending court for your speeding ticket this summer, a lawyer can attend for you. Wake is arranging days for attorneys to handle all June and July cases at one time to minimize foot traffic in the courthouse. If you have a case set for courtroom 101 in June or July, a Raleigh criminal defense attorney can likely appear for you so you don’t have to come downtown.

The Law Office of Paige Feldmann is happy to handle your June or July speeding ticket while allowing you to maintain social distance. We are able to do an intake over the phone and send any invoices over email — you never have to actually meet the attorney. Once your case is pled, you will receive instructions via email on how to pay the court costs and fine (if any apply).

For a free consultation on your Wake speeding citation, contact me at (919) 747-3244 or I handle all varieties of traffic citations in Wake, including failure to yield, exceeding safe speed, failure to stop, and unsafe movement.

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Attorney Paige Feldmann handles criminal cases in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Garner, Knightdale, and Morrisville, North Carolina.

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