Speeding and Civil Traffic Tickets in Georgia
Experienced Georgia Speeding and Civil Traffic Ticket Lawyer Protects Your Rights
If you were pulled over and issued a civil traffic ticket in Georgia, you may be confused about your rights and responsibilities. You cannot simply ignore the ticket because this can fail to appear violation, leading to even more serious consequences. However, you may not think the ticket was justified or may not want the long-term impact of receiving a ticket being on your driving record. In these situations, it is extremely beneficial to have an experienced Georgia speeding and civil traffic ticket lawyer on your side. Joel Baskin has over 20 years of trial and criminal defense experience that he can put to use to help you eliminate or minimize the consequences of receiving a traffic ticket.
Common Types of Traffic Tickets in Georgia
Georgia law enforcement divisions often heavily rely on funds they bring in from traffic tickets. They may issue citations for drivers they accuse of:
- Violating super speeding laws
- Running red lights
- Running stop signs
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Violating school bus laws
- Driving on a suspended license
- Driving without insurance
- Violating CDL regulations
Consequences of Traffic Tickets
Many drivers are unaware that they may have valid grounds to contest a traffic ticket and they may simply pay the ticket. However, fees associated with traffic tickets are often significant. Additionally, paying the ticket can result in a permanent mark on your driving record, which can drive up your auto insurance rates and add points to your driving record that can jeopardize your driving privileges.
In Georgia, speeding can result in the accumulation of the following number of points:
- 1 point – texting while driving
- 2 points – Speeding between 14-18 mph over the posted speed limit
- 3 points – Speeding 19-23 mph over the posted speed limit
- 4 points – Speeding 24-33 mph over the posted speed limit
- 6 points – Speeding 34 mph or more over the posted speed limit
If you accumulate 15 points or more on your driving record in two years, your driver’s license can be suspended. You can accumulate points on your driving record for other offenses not related to speeding, so keep an eye on your driving record to know if your driving privileges may be in jeopardy.
Georgia also has super speeding laws in place. These laws impose additional penalties on drivers found to drive at speeds above 75 mph on two-lane roads or 85 mph on any road or highway. In addition to all other associated penalties, a conviction for super speeding can result in a $200 fee. If this fee is not paid within four months, your driver’s license is suspended, and you will have to pay an additional fee to have it reinstated.
If you work as a driver or you hold a commercial driver’s license, your livelihood may also be at stake if you receive a ticket.
Experienced Georgia Lawyer Helps You Fight Your Ticket
As you can see, the potential consequences you face for paying your speeding ticket are much more than the face value of the ticket. If you have received a traffic ticket, do not hesitate to contact Joel M. Baskin Attorney at Law to learn about your rights. He can discuss potential legal arguments you may have or alternatives that may help you avoid the harsh consequences of a Georgia speeding or traffic ticket.
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