Congratulations! Your teenager can drive. No more leaving home in the middle of dinner to pick your child up from soccer practice. Or, now you can ask him or her to get the morning's milk because traffic was rough and you want to get home as soon as possible to prepare dinner.
Police officers issue citations. It is their job to issue citations for Speeding, Speeding in a School Zone, Speeding in a Work Zone, Driving to Close, etc.
If you learn that your new driver has received a citation, please consider contacting the law firm of Douglas K. Simmons and Associates, PLLC, to assist with your child's defense, as opposed to simply "paying off" the ticket. I have addressed criminal charges for nearly 20 years in both Mecklenburg County and Cabarrus County. I am experienced with a wide variety of charges that stem from traffic law. Read article entitled, "Criminal Background Reports and Expungement" for a listing of charges. If you have been charged with an offense that is not listed, please contact me to learn if I am able to assist with that charge.
For students or individuals who are not US citizens, but may have the intent to become citizens of the USA, know that although I am not an immigration attorney, I will be cognizant of your immigration status because I recognize the negative consequences that can result if you are convicted of Misdemeanors and more serious offenses.
In addition, if you are a student and you are currently receiving federal student aid, you may risk the loss of your federal student aid if you are convicted of certain drug offenses during your funding period. Furthermore, you may be barred from re-applying for federal student aid for a specified period of time.
So whether you are a high school student or a student attending UNC Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith, Metropolitan College, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte School of Law, Davidson College, Belmont Abbey, ECPI College of Technology, Kings College, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Charlotte, Kaplan College, Strayer University, University of Phoenix - Charlotte, etc., and you have been charged with an offense in Mecklenburg County or Cabarrus County, please contact my office to discuss your charges and your options.