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Traffic Violations

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Traffic Violations

You may be asking yourself… Do I even need an attorney for a traffic ticket?

Yes! You may not think that you need an attorney for a traffic or speeding ticket that you received in Horry County, Conway, or Myrtle Beach, SC.

The truth is, many people hire traffic ticket lawyers to handle a wide variety of traffic offenses.

They want to avoid harsh penalties and protect their freedom to drive and avoid insurance rate increases. This is especially true of people who have a commercial driver’s license.

If you have a commercial driver’s license and have received a ticket for a traffic violation, you may have your CDL suspended or permanently revoked.

As a result, you could be in danger of losing your job. Even if you don’t lose your CDL, points against your license could make it difficult to find a job in the future.

The Basics of

Traffic Violations

Why hire an attorney to fight

my traffic violation if I can just pay the fine?


You can of course always pay the fine, but in South Carolina, a traffic violation or speeding ticket can result in steep penalties like heavy fines, drastic increases in your insurance rates, and even the loss of your driver’s license!

All of these penalties can affect your life moving forward, and having an attorney by your side could help reduce the stress and negative outcome of your traffic violation!

Let’s take a closer look:

Pay Ticket
(Meaning = Plead Guilty or No Contest)
Fight Ticket
(Meaning = Plead Not Guilty or Nolo Contendere)
  • Essentially, you just pay the ticket given to you. Sometimes these fines can be paid online.
  • Paying the fine causes you to rack up points on your driving record.
  • In some cases you could have your license suspended or revoked even if you pay the fine.
  • Your auto insurance company could raise your rates.
  • Defensive driving courses are available to you to reduce the points on your record. However driving courses do not necessarily lower your insurance rates.
  • You attend the hearing written on your ticket and plead Not Guilty or attorney can appear in court for you.
  • Having an attorney at this hearing is not required, but is beneficial if you plan to contest the ticket.
  • If you are found to be Not Guilty, you don’t suffer the consequences that are guaranteed if you pay the ticket. Sometimes there are court fees you will still need to pay.
  • If you are found to be Guilty you can sometimes appeal the decision but it is best to hire attorney and try to resolve it without the need for an appeal.

As you can see, simply paying the ticket can have long lasting negative impact on your life.

But fighting a traffic ticket with a traffic lawyer has it’s own set of challenges.


Here are some of the reasons your

SC driver’s license can be revoked or suspended:

License SuspensionLicense Revoked
  • DUI related to alcohol or drugs.
  • Second or subsequent reckless driving convictions within five years of the previous conviction.
  • You lend another person your vehicle for racing on a public street or highway.
  • You commit enough violations to accumulate too many points on your driving record.
  • Racing on a public street or highway.
  • Committing a felony with a motor vehicle.
  • Failing to stop and give assistance during an accident in which you are involved and someone is injured or killed.
  • Causing a fatality due to careless driving.

Most people think of traffic tickets being only about speeding, but you can get a traffic ticket for many different violations. If your license has already been suspended before getting a new traffic ticket, you may suffer harsher penalties and complications. You can check here to see if your license has been suspended.

The list below includes some of the most common traffic tickets. If you have received a traffic ticket for a violation not on the list, don’t worry! That doesn’t mean that we haven’t handled cases like yours before. We handle these types of cases on a regular basis. Give us a call and we can talk about your specific traffic violation.

Traffic Violations We Defend

Include But Are Not Limited To:

Let Us Represent You

Traffic Violations

Our traffic violation attorneys in Myrtle Beach frequently represent clients facing traffic violations of all types in SC. We know how the process works and can clearly explain the possible outcomes based on your case.

If you have are facing a traffic violation in the Horry County, Conway, or Myrtle Beach, Charleston, or Columbia SC area call us today. Weekend and after-hours consultations are available too!

Contact our office today by calling 843.488.5000 or use this form to send us an email. We can set up a free consultation with one of our traffic violation lawyers in Myrtle Beach to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.

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