No, you do not need an attorney for a parking ticket in Raleigh. Parking tickets will also not show on your criminal record in North Carolina.
Attorneys likely make up a majority of the weekday downtown parking tickets since they often get stuck in court longer than planned. (You’re welcome ParkLink.)
Parking tickets are not handled in Wake County criminal court. However, there is an office you can call or visit to speak to someone about the ticket if you believe the parking attendant issued it unfairly.
If you want to appeal your ticket, you can do so here.
If you have some other type of ticket in Raleigh, contact William Pruden 919-880-2124. We can commiserate about the parking tickets if you like (I have received many), but I can actually help with your Wake speeding ticket or criminal charge.