If you are stopped by an officer for speeding in Georgia and are speeding at anywhere from 16 mph over the limit or more, taking an in person defensive driving class could favorably impact the outcome for your ticket should you choose to fight the ticket rather than just pay the fine. Often, a judge in one of Georgia’s traffic courts will make a defensive driving class a mandatory part of your resolution, especially if you are caught speeding at an excessively high rate of speed. Thus, taking the course BEFORE shows initiative on your part and that you are intending to improve your driving abilities.
A defensive driving course/class is especially important for those 21 and under and in most cases the judge will request a defensive driving course and community service as well, depending upon the violation. When Hawkins Spizman Fortas represent a client under the age of 21 for a ticket, we will always recommend the defensive driving class, especially because we know that being proactive is a wise move prior to going into court where the judges can be harsher on the very young and inexperienced driver.
If you have had multiple moving traffic violations in a fairly short period of time, an in person, defensive driving school class can also impact the ticket’s resolution, this involves following too closely, improper u turn, reckless driving, red light violations and more.
Call Hawkins Spizman Fortas today for a free consultation, 404-933-1153.