New online system to handle speeding tickets

- The N.C. Court System launched a new online program this week for drivers accused of speeding in Mecklenburg County.

You can now deal with your speeding ticket online, by clicking here.

This pilot program is being tested in five counties statewide and is expected to be in all counties by fall of 2017.

Statistics provided by the court system show that nearly 50 percent of all traffic citations are classified as speeding offenses.

The online system allows drivers to apply to reduce their speeding ticket to get a lesser charge. The site also allows you to pay for a citation without having to appear in court.

Here are some quick facts and requirements provided by state officials:
• No costs are associated with requesting a reduction online.
• Requestors will receive email confirmation of their submission and the outcome of their request after review by the district attorney's office with an offer or denial of reduction.
• The arraigned / charged speed must be between 10 and 19 miles over the posted limit, and must not exceed 80 mph.
• If the district attorney offers an online reduction, the reduced charge, in the district attorney’s discretion, will be nine miles over the posted limit or improper equipment. Other reductions require a court appearance. Citizens will receive an email including the reduced offense and associated cost.
• If accepted, online reduction offers must be paid via by midnight of the assigned court date or the offer will be vacated.
• If a citizen does not accept an offer of reduction, or if the district attorney denies the request for reduction, they must appear in court on their assigned court date.

Those attempting to get their ticket dismissed will have to appear in court.

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