Police officers across North Carolina understand how traffic laws work. In many situations, officers will stack charges against a driver in the hope that he or she will plead guilty to at least one of the charges. What starts as a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt can quickly turn into several traffic violations that can seriously affect a person's driving record.
Stacking charges is common in traffic stops that involve an impaired driver, because police want to make sure the driver has consequences. Dealing with all the different charges and trying to figure out all the different implications of the tickets can be very difficult for drivers, though. Often, plea deals are offered in these circumstances. Working with the stipulations of a plea deal can make the difference between jail time and probation.
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