Street Racing Charges In Raleigh And North Carolina
Street racing charges can be very serious and lead to consequences which include license suspension and potential seizure of your car.
If you have have been charged with unlawful racing on streets or highways in North Carolina (aka “street racing”), it is important to take prompt legal action.
At Cotten Law Firm, PLLC, we handle street racing charges and other traffic tickets in North Carolina. Call 984-600-3090 to schedule a free consultation to learn about your options.
Understanding Street Racing Charges
In North Carolina, street racing charges are known as “unlawful racing on streets and highways”. This may be considered a Class 1 misdemeanor or a Class 2 misdemeanor.
There may be different acts that constitute street racing charges, such as whether the race was preplanned or spontaneous, but no matter what behavior was involved, it is important to take the charges seriously.
If you are convicted of street racing in North Carolina, your license could be suspended for up to three years. Additionally, your car may be taken from you by the state.
Cotten Law Firm is an aggressive and affordable traffic ticket defense firm that will provide aggressive representation if you have been charged with street racing. Attorney Jeremy Cotten has handled more than 50,000 traffic ticket cases, including those involving street racing. He has also obtained thousands of 5-star reviews from satisfied clients.
Frequently Asked Questions On Street Racing Charges In North Carolina
To navigate this complex legal landscape, you need answers to your most pressing questions. Below are some of the most common questions that our attorney receives.
What constitutes illegal street racing in North Carolina?
North Carolina law explicitly prohibits street racing that involves participating in or organizing unauthorized races on public roads. This includes any speed or acceleration contest between vehicles that is not officially sanctioned.
What are the potential consequences of being charged with illegal street racing in North Carolina?
If you are charged with illegal street racing in North Carolina, you may face severe consequences, such as hefty fines, a license suspension, increased insurance rates or even imprisonment. These penalties underscore the importance of seeking legal representation from a skilled defense attorney to strive for the best outcome possible.
How can a lawyer help me if I’ve been charged with street racing?
An attorney specializing in traffic offenses can be instrumental in building a strong defense for your case. They can:
- Review the evidence present
- Challenge the prosecution’s arguments
- Negotiate for reduced charges or penalties
- Guide you through the legal process
An experienced lawyer can also help you explore potential alternatives to incarceration.
What does the legal process look like after being charged with street racing in North Carolina?
After being charged with street racing, the legal process involves court appearances, evidence presentation and potential negotiations with the prosecution. An experienced criminal attorney can represent you at every stage, working tirelessly to safeguard your interests and pursue the most favorable resolution possible.
If my vehicle has been seized due to street racing, how can a lawyer assist me?
Seizure of a vehicle is a common consequence of illegal street racing. A reputable criminal lawyer with a proven track record of assisting clients in such situations is all you need. They can use their experience with vehicle seizure laws to:
- Challenge the legality of the vehicle seizure
- Negotiate with the prosecutors
- Explain your local laws
- Seek the best alternative resolutions
At Cotten Law Firm, our lawyer understands the intricacies of North Carolina laws and is here to provide the support needed to protect your rights and mitigate the potential consequences of a street racing charge.
Reach Out To Learn More
Give our office a call at 984-600-3090 or visit our website to chat live with an assistant 24 hours a day. Our office serves clients in central North Carolina including Wake, Johnston, Harnett, Orange, Sampson, Lee and Chatham counties.