07/23/2020 0 Comments
Tickets Issued to Out of State Drivers
A South Carolina Advocate for Out of State Drivers
Many people who contact our office for help with a traffic violation are out-of-state residents who were stopped by an officer while visiting South Carolina. Christopher J. Geier has extensive experience advocating on behalf of out-of-state clients charged with speeding tickets and other traffic violations.
South Carolina's Point System Does Not Apply to You
Like most states, South Carolina's DMV assigns points to your license for various traffic offenses. However, if you are licensed in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York or any state other than South Carolina, South Carolina's point system does not apply to you.
Instead, it is likely that your South Carolina traffic offense will be reported to your home state upon conviction. Once your DMV gets the report of the conviction, it may assign points based on its system, not South Carolina's. Many police officers, however, will tell you at the scene the number of points the offense carries in South Carolina if you just pay the ticket. Unfortunately, the officer probably has no idea how the offense will affect you in your home state.
Do Not Gamble With Your Driving Privileges
If you were issued a ticket for speeding or any other traffic violation in South Carolina, call an experienced traffic lawyer and weigh your options. As a former prosecutor and experienced defense lawyer, Christopher J. Geier will provide you with a vigorous defense to minimize the effect of your speeding ticket or other traffic offense.
In most cases, you will not need to return to South Carolina for your court appearance. Instead, let local attorney Christopher J. Geier appear on your behalf and work to get your the best possible outcome.
We have a proven record of success in negating or reducing the points for our out-of-state clients in Magistrate and Municipal courts throughout Southeastern South Carolina.
Christopher J. Geier handles traffic violations and more serious traffic offenses like DUI in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Yemassee, Ridgeland, Hardeeville and in the various Speeding Hot Spots in our area. Contact our office at 843-986-9449, or contact us by e-mail.