“Improper Equipment”

Updated August 30, 2013

Don’t just pay that ticket!  Let me try to get it reduced for you, maybe to  “improper equipment.”  Read below to find out why, and then call me at 919-683-2175.

Many District Attorneys will allow a person charged with a speeding ticket or other moving violation to plead responsible to the reduced charge of   “improper equipment,” also known as “IE.”  How is this helpful?  Improper equipment carries no driver’s license or insurance points.  It’s the next best thing to having the case dismissed.

As I said above, many District Attorneys will reduce cases to improper equipment.  Many, but not all.  The most notable exception around the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area is Wake County.  Improper equipment is available in Durham, Orange, Chatham and Johnston Counties, but not Wake.

When an IE is not available, there may be  other ways to keep a driver’s insurance from going up, such as “prayer for judgment continued,” which I  have discussed in another post.

Finally, some people wonder how it’s right to let someone who is charged with a speeding ticket or improper passing to plead to improper equipment.  The simple answer is that it is an act of grace or mercy on the part of the State and of the judge.  And who among us does not need a bit or grace or mercy at least a few times in our lives? I know I do!

 Now, please do the proper thing and call or email me about helping you get an improper equipment!  919-683-2175. 


About ken

I've been practicing law in Durham, NC for 29 years. Traffic, personal injury, workers compensation. Wake Forest, '80, Mercer Law, 83. Wife, 2 sons and a dog named Blitzen!


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