If you forget to pay a traffic ticket in Georgia, or do not show up to contest the ticket on your appointed court date, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest and eventually, if you do not take care of the ticket fine payment or contact the court, this will report to the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and your license will be suspended. If you live outside of Georgia your state’s DMV will receive notice of the suspension as well.
Many drivers, whether living in Georgia or out of state and due to a change of address/move or other reason, do not receive the warning letter from the Georgia DDS advising of license suspension. Thus, they continue to drive, on a suspended license now and only become aware of the suspension AFTER they are stopped for another traffic violation. Other drivers find out about the license suspension when they attempt to renew a license and this could be many months or years after the ticket has been lost or long forgotten.
You can pull a copy of your driving history report online by doing an internet search for “Georgia (or the state of your license) driving history report” or obtain a copy of your driving history in person through your state’s DDS/DMV office. The driving history report should list the date, court and violations that remain on your record so you can either move forward on your own to handle the citation(s) or call our office to speak to a Georgia Traffic Lawyer. Our office will discuss your options which include legal representation so that the violation does not impact your driving record and insurance rates the same as it would if you just paid the fines.
Call our office 24/7 at 404-315-9936 or complete an online form and we will contact you.