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Waive Your Appearance in Traffic Court

Matt Richardson

– Hiring an Attorney Can Help You Avoid the Masses –

I began my legal career as a prosecutor in Cumberland County District Court, and I was quicky thrown into the fire. Assistant D.A.’s in cities like Fayetteville, North Carolina are forced to shuffle through hundreds of cases each day, ranging from stop sign violations to more serious D.U.I.’s. Simply calling the docket would take upwards of 45 minutes. After the docket call, the cases were sorted and called up one at a time by a District Court Judge. A single courtroom would process over 500 cases in a day. Court would often stay open past regular business hours.

For the unfortunate people sitting in the courtroom without an attorney, a simple speeding ticket might have cost them an entire day of work, school, or time with their family. Fortunately, if you’re charged with a minor traffic offense in Cumberland County, your appearance can be waived. This means that your lawyer comes to court for you while you go on with your life.

Yes, an attorney will cost you some money, but the benefit is great. A local attorney has the knowledge and insight to get you the best result possible. This can come in the form of a dismissal or a reduction of your charge, which can save you money and help you avoid insurance points. In the end, it beats sitting in a crowded courtroom all day.

If you’re charged with a traffic offense in Cumberland County, Fayetteville, or Fort Liberty, give us a call. Our attorneys appear in state and federal court on a weekly basis.

-Matt Richardson, Partner

Client Reviews

“The Richardson law firm is outstanding! From their courteous and efficient office staff to their knowledgeable lawyers. Both in accident injury and criminal disputes, we were lucky to have them represent our family. Their kindness and...”

Gloria D.

“I highly recommend this firm if you're looking for an attorney in Cumberland County. My traffic matter was handled within one week of receiving my citation. You just cannot beat that. Attorney Patrick Anstead is really good at his job and Melissa is very...


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Elaine M.

I was facing a serious felony charge looking at 20 years. As soon as I stepped in the office, the staff were very polite and professional and took care of my case as if it was their own. I ended up walking away with a misdemeanor and a year probation. This law...

Smooth O.

This law firm is the best! Thank you Mr. Poppy & his assistant Melissa for handling my case with compassion and kindness. I could always call Melissa and Kris was there anytime I needed to see him. It was a very serious case, thank God I had someone on my side...

Penny B.

Being in need of legal representation, I contacted Mr. Matthew Richardson after he was recommended to me by a friend. Mr. Richardson and his paralegal, Ms. Codia DiTarana-Evans were pleasant to work with and did an excellent job taking care of my legal needs.

Karen B.

Matt Richardson was extremely helpful in giving legal advice. He had our best interest in mind. He was detail oriented, and made us a priority. I highly recommend his practice for all legal matters big or small.

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