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Criminal Defense/Traffic Matters

Have you been charged with a crime? Are you headed to court due to a traffic violation? Anyone can find themselves in this situation. At the Cotton Law Firm in Fayetteville, NC, we understand how nerve-wracking these cases can be — we are here to help. As skilled criminal defense and traffic lawyers, our team will tirelessly advocate for you and work to make your experience throughout your case. We care for each client as if they are our family.

We provide tireless criminal defense and traffic representation in Cumberland, Robeson, Hoke, Harnett, Bladen, Columbus, and Sampson counties. By offering free quotes over the phone, online payment, docu-sign, and more, we make the entire process affordable and stress-free.

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We ensure your criminal or traffic case runs smoothly.

“Ms. Cotton was Awesome! She communicated with me through every step of my son’s case. She defended my son wonderfully. She was clear about everything she was going to do and she was honest and upfront always. I live in NY and traveled to NC for my son’s hearing. He was released! Thank you so much Ms. Cotton! I highly recommend her services to anyone that needs representation!”
-Venus W.

Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, it is essential to seek consultation from an experienced trial attorney as soon as you can. It does not matter what you have been charged with — speaking to an attorney ensures your rights are protected from the onset of your case. The Cotton Law Firm represents clients for a range of criminal defense matters including drug offenses, assault charges, larceny, embezzlement, and more. We also represent clients who have been falsely charged with crimes.

Advocating for First-Time & Serious Offenders

We are a team of aggressive, compassionate litigators and trial attorneys. We work to level the playing field for our clients by developing customized strategies and gathering the appropriate evidence and testimony. Throughout your case, our team will hold the U.S. Attorneys office and prosecutors to their burden of proof to prove their case, not just accuse you of a crime. We maintain our clients are innocent until proven guilty and offer fair, equal representation in every case.

Our team has successfully first chaired many civil and criminal jury trials with favorable results.

Criminal Traffic

From minor traffic violations (like forgetting to signal when changing lanes) to more serious offenses (such as DUI/DWI or reckless driving), the Cotton Law Firm has extensive experience defending criminal traffic cases and achieving positive outcomes. We are determined to fight for your desired result.

After getting a traffic ticket or getting charged with a fine, you may think paying the ticket or pleading guilty is the easiest way to take care of the problem. This isn’t true, as a guilty verdict can come with unforeseen consequences, including points on your license, higher insurance rates, and the possibility of being added to a criminal record.

Working To Keep Money In Your Pocket

In a criminal traffic dispute, you need someone on your side who will help you keep your license and guide you through the entire process. You may not even have to go to court! As affordable attorneys, we work to save you money and unnecessary trouble down the road.

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Types of Traffic Court Violations

The slight miss of a stop sign can gain you as many points as driving 80 mph in a 70 mph zone would. Traffic offenses are not taken lightly in the state of North Carolina, which is why you need reliable and dedicated attorneys on your side. We believe in fighting for the individual!

The chart below is here to inform you of the consequences of various traffic offenses. Traffic violations can happen to anyone, and consulting an attorney can help prevent additional fines and increased insurance rates.

Offense
DMV points
Insurance Points
Insurance % increase
Failure to have a child in a restraint or seatbelt
2
0
0%
Littering involving a motor vehicle
1
1
30%
Speeding 10 mph or less over a speed limit under 55 mph*
2
1
30%
Unsafe movement
2
1
30%
Stop sign or Stop light violation
3
1
30%
Following too closely, Driving on the wrong side of the road, or Illegal Passing
4
2
45%
​Speeding more than 10 mph over the speed limit at a total speed of more than 55 mph and less than 76 mph
3
2
45%
​Speeding 10 mph or less over the speed limit in a speed zone of 55 mph or higher*
Varies
2
45%
Reckless Driving
4
4
80%
​Hit-and-run resulting in property damage only
4
4
80%
​Passing a stopped school bus
5
4
80%
Speeding in excess of 75 mph when the speed limit is less than 70 mph*
3
4
80%
​Speeding in excess of 80 mph when the speed limit is 70 mph or higher*
3
4
80%
Driving after consuming if under 21
Suspension
4
80%
​Driving during revocation or suspension of license or registration
Suspension
8
195%
​Aggressive driving
5
8
195%
​Highway racing or knowingly lending a motor vehicle for highway racing
Suspension
10
260%
Speeding to elude arrest
Suspension
10
260%
​Manslaughter or negligent homicide
Suspension
12
340%
​Prearranged highway racing or knowingly lending a motor vehicle for prearranged highway racing
Suspension
12
340%
​Hit-and-run resulting in bodily injury or death
Suspension
12
340%
DWI
Suspension
12
340%
​Transporting illegal intoxicating liquor for sale
Suspension
12
340%

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