Mr. Pearson has the experience to help you. He has handled thousands of traffic and DWI/DUI matters. He understands the ramifications of speeding and DWI/DUI offenses on your driving record, license and insurance expenses. When you find yourself facing a high speed traffic offense or impaired driving charge the process can leave you wondering if you'll be able to keep your license and how you'll be able to get to work to keep your job. These concerns are normal and Mr. Pearson can help you understand all of your options and work through the court system to negotiate the best outcome for your individual situation.

Mr. Pearson offers a free 30-minute consult for all traffic ticket and DWI/DUI cases.​​ Call us at

(828)424-9859 to schedule your appointment today!

Why should I hire an attorney for my traffic ticket?

Lots of people decide to go to traffic court on their own and represent themselves. Other people choose to have an attorney represent them to take care of their traffic matter. The benefits of choosing an attorney are:

  • You don't have to miss work to go to court. When you hire Mr. Pearson we will send you a some paperwork to sign and return to us via fax, email or mail. One of these forms is called a Waiver of Appearance this allows Mr. Pearson to appear on your behalf keeping you from having to attend court personally and miss a day of work. Many employers do not look favorably on employees having to miss work for court, hiring an attorney saves you this hassle.
  • An attorney can negotiate a plea that will minimize or eliminate DMV license points, and more importantly your insurance points. Accepting a bad deal on a ticket can lead to increased insurance premiums for many years, costing you much more than you would have paid Mr. Pearson to represent you in court. Once a ticket is closed (the technical term for this is disposed) it is very difficult to change the outcome, or disposition, for insurance purposes.
  • Tickets can be expensive and sometimes you might need to save up the money for several months to have the extra cash needed to pay off the ticket and court costs. Mr. Pearson can request a continuance, extending the court date for your ticket. This can give you some time to be able to save up the money and not have to get a high-interest "payday" loan to be able to pay the ticket right now.

What is the difference between DWI and DUI?

In North Carolina the legislature now refers to this offense as Driving While Impaired, or DWI. This can include more that just driving when intoxicated by alcohol, although this is certainly the most common reason for the charge. Anything that appreciably reduces your ability to drive, such as prescription drugs or recreational drugs, can be considered impairing substances. Common usage, and other states, still sometimes refer these offenses as DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, but in North Carolina DWI is the only actual change issued.   

What is a limited driving privilege?

Sometimes a high rate of speed speeding ticket or DWI will have the potential repercussion of a revocation or suspension of your driver's license. Often people need to have a driver's license for   .

essential areas in their life. The state of North Carolina allows individuals under certain circumstances to be eligible for a limited driving privilege related to:

  • Employment
  • Maintenance of your household
  • Education
  • Court-ordered treatment or assessment
  • Community service ordered as a condition of the person's probation
  • Emergency medical care

If you have lost your license, or are facing the consequences of a possible revocation or suspension of your license, call  Mr. Pearson to explain your options and zealously represent you. Not everyone is eligible, but a limited driving privilege can help you maintain your life if your license has been suspended or revoked.

Need a knowledgeable traffic attorney who can take care of your speeding or DWI/DUI matter? Contact Attorney Douglas Pearson today at (828)424-9859 to schedule your free 30-min consult!
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  • An attorney  can keep you from missing work to attend court
  • An attorney can negotiate a plea for non-moving offenses to save points on your license and insurance
  • ​Call us to schedule your free 30-minute  consult!

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"Mr. Pearson emailed me within an hour of my initial inquiry and by the end of the day, I had spoken with him regarding the traffic ticket I received. He explained the process and the possible outcomes. Needless to say, he obtained the best possible outcome and I received no points on my license or insurance. I would not hesitate to contact him again if I ever need legal counsel and would recommend him to anyone."      -- V.C.​​

I live in Kentucky and had the misfortune of being stopped within a "speed trap" resulting in traffic violation requiring me to attend a court session. I had contacted a lawyer who was to represent me but unfortunately became seriously ill.  I received an official letter from the NC Court system found out I was in danger of losing my license and increased fines. I searched the Hendersonville, NC area and found an ad for the Pearson Law Firm. Mr. Pearson answered my frantic call and after explaining the situation agreed to represent me and did so the very next day after I sent in some information.  He also successfully had the infraction reduced to a back seat seat belt violation where I immediately paid the fine.  Mr. Pearson was very accommodating and quickly turned the situation to a close. I would recommend the Pearson Law Firm to anyone who needs assistance in the Hendersonville, NC area."  

-- D. S.


DID YOU KNOW... in NC your license will be automatically revoked if you plead guilty to 15 mph over the speed limit? 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina

(828) 424-9859