Stiller Law, P.C.

Attorney at Law

(910) 457-5076
801 North Howe Street, Suite 7
Southport, NC 28461

Seasoned Criminal Lawyer

Traffic Charges

Brunswick County, North Carolina Traffic Offense Lawyers

A conviction or ticket for a traffic offense can result in the loss of your license, expensive fines, increased insurance costs, even jail. At the law offices of Bonner Stiller, we defend and represent people facing points against their license and expensive fines due to a traffic ticket or serious traffic offense. While our ability to work with the court will depend in part on your driving record, in most cases we can help our clients avoid the maximum penalty or fine for a traffic offense.

To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact the law office of Bonner Stiller today.

Serious Traffic Offenses

We counsel and represent people facing charges for the following serious traffic offenses:

  • Excessive speeding - 3 points (in excess of 55 mph)
  • Reckless endangerment - 4 points
  • Passing a loading / unloading school bus - 5 points
  • Speeding in a construction zone
  • Failure to move over for an emergency vehicle - 3 points
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Hit and run - 4 points
  • Fleeing the police
  • Running a stop sign / stop light - 3 points

Traffic Charges and the Loss of Your Driver's License

In the state of North Carolina, there are two different point systems that impact drivers ticketed or convicted for traffic offenses:

  1. Points counted against your driver's license: If you accumulate 12 or more points against your license within a three-year period your license may be suspended. A first-time suspension typically last no more than 60 days; a second suspension can last up to six months; any suspensions beyond your first two can result in the suspension of your license for up to a year.
  2. Points assigned that increase your insurance costs: The following insurance surcharges are assigned for traffic offenses based on the number of points you accumulate over a three-year period of time:
  • One Point - 25%
  • Two Points - 45%
  • Three Points - 60%
  • Four Points - 80%
  • Five Points - 105%
  • Six Points - 130%
  • Seven Points - 160%
  • Eight Points - 190%
  • Nine Points - 225%
  • Ten Points - 260%
  • Eleven Points - 300%
  • Twelve Points - 340%

How We Can Help

Depending on your driving record, we may be able to have the sentence or charges against you reduced in exchange for community service, enrollment in driver's education, or a temporary suspension of your license. If the court can't be convinced to reduce the charges against you, we may be able to reduce your sentence. This should minimize the time of your driver's license suspension and help you avoid jail if your offense involves reckless driving or excessive speeding.

Contact Stiller Law, P.C.

We have the experience and knowledge needed to protect your driving privileges, your insurance rates, and your driving record. To schedule an appointment to learn how we can help you, contact us today.

Drug Crimes

Brunswick County, North Carolina Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys

In North Carolina, a person accused of a drug offense faces tough and determined prosecutors. If you face such charges, you need a strong and assertive defense attorney who is determined to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

Bonner Stiller is an experienced defense attorney. He believes in providing the strong, aggressive defense for each and every client.

We defend clients accused of all types of misdemeanor and felony drug crimes, including:

  • Possession of drugs
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Distribution and trafficking of drugs
  • Illegal prescriptions
  • Stealing prescription pads, forging prescriptions
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacture of methamphetamine
  • Property and vehicle seizure issues
  • For all types of drugs — marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, and ecstasy
  • And others

Search and Seizure Law

In any drug case, the search and seizure procedures used by the police become a major focus for the defense. At Stiller Law, P.C. we have a comprehensive understanding of these issues, and how to make effective challenges to the prosecution on this basis. Our lawyers understand the rules of evidence and the rules of procedure, and we make every effort to defend our clients using these tools.

Criminal Forfeitures and Drug Charges

Under state and federal law, the government can seize any property or assets it believes were acquired as a result of illegal drug activity. In many cases, criminal forfeitures are initiated in order to complicate a person's criminal defense since authorities can freeze bank accounts and make it difficult for you to meet your financial obligations.

Criminal forfeitures are civil proceedings and are independent proceedings from any criminal charges filed against you. As a result, your property and assets can be seized even if you are found "not guilty" of the drug charges against you. Our attorneys are prepared to fight criminal forfeitures, filing a motion to dismiss when it's clear a criminal forfeiture is without foundation or intended to intimidate the accused.

Alternatives to Conviction and Incarceration

The courts frequently look to alternative or deferred sentencing solutions, especially when the offender is young. Stiller Law, P.C. understands the sentencing options that judges have today. Options such as the First Offender program can give the offender another chance. Other alternatives include treatment in exchange for a reduced or deferred verdict. We can discuss these possibilities with you.

For a free initial consultation with a defense attorney at Stiller Law, P.C. call 910-457-5076, or contact us online.