Failure to Reduce Speed Ticket

You are driving south on Capital Boulevard in rush hour traffic and the carfender bender raleigh in front of you slams on its brakes. You try to stop, but you are a half second too late. Your car bumps the car in front of you. Someone calls the police, and you receive a failure to reduce speed citation with a court date. 

Do you have to appear for the court date if insurance covers the accident? You still do, or you need to hire an attorney to appear for you. If you do not appear, you could receive a fine or lose your license. Do NOT pay the ticket online — there are ways to have it dismissed. If you are not prepared to handle the ticket on your first court date, simply as for a continuance. Most assistant district attorneys will be happy to oblige. 

Contact the traffic lawyers Shane Davidson and Paige Feldmann at Guirguis Law for a free consultation on your charge. We can assess your situation and determine how to best mitigate costs and fines. Call us at (919) 832-0500 or email us at


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