Cliff Harris is an All-American cornerback and punt-returner for the Oregon University Football Team. Mr. Harris' talents have led to his projection as a first-round selection in the 2012 NFL draft. On the field, his is notorious for utilizing his speed to make exceptional plays.
Unfortunately, Mr. Harris was pulled over by authorities for traveling 118 MPH in a 65 MPH zone in Oregon recently in a Nissan Altima at approximately 4:30AM. Under Oregon law, he faces a fine of $1,148.00 for driving in excess of 100 MPH. Mr. Harris was also operating the vehicle with a suspended license, resulting in an additional $427.00 fine.
I have noted in my practice that the speeds on Charlotte area interstates appear to be increasing. The resulting effects on clients' licenses and insurance can be dramatic, depending upon the circumstances, even with the diligent work of an effective Charlotte traffic attorney. I believe anyone charged with speeding and / or reckless driving who fails to hire proper legal counsel is headed for a mess including potential: significant fines, license suspension, insurance increases, etc.
As a lawyer who also handles auto accident cases, the excessive speeding citations that I see daily are somewhat troubling. The increased speeds result in more accidents, and obviously lead to more dramatic consequences in the event of an accident. Thus, I remind clients to consider their safety and the safety of others as they drive. If you are involved in an accident, it is equally important to consult a qualified personal injury attorney who is familiar with the practical implications of North Carolina's motor vehicle laws.