Hiring a Georgia lawyer to fight a traffic ticket that you received in Atlanta, or suburbs within the greater Atlanta area, can be a wise decision if you would like to protect your driving record and insurance rates. The suburbs and cities in and around Atlanta include; Alpharetta, Braselton, Buckhead, Canton, Carrollton, Chamblee, College Park, Cumming, Dawsonville, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Forest Park, Grantville, Holly Springs, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Marietta, McDonough, Lovejoy, Norcross, Riverdale, Roswell, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Union City, Villa Rica, Woodstock. All of these cities have municipal courts that handle traffic cases, with Atlanta Municipal Court being the largest.
If you pay the ticket, it is considered a guilty plea and if the ticket is for a reporting violation, it will appear on your driving record. If you are an out of state driver and you received a ticket in Atlanta, many traffic violations will report back to your home state and appear on your driving record in your home state, after. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) reports violations back to driver services in the majority of US states, despite what you may read online. A violation that carries a set number of points in Georgia may report back to your home state and impact your record with a more or less points, as traffic laws are different state to state.
The goal for our Georgia traffic ticket lawyers in Atlanta Municipal Court or any other court, is to fight your ticket, by getting the court to reduce the ticket to a non-reporting violation with 0 points, the best and most frequent outcome. There will still be a fine payment, as the majority of courts in Georgia want their fine money and though they will reduce the violation and points, they won’t reduce the fine. Depending upon the type of traffic violation, we may appear in court on your behalf to have your Atlanta ticket bound over to Fulton County State Court, or DeKalb County State Court, to get you the best resolution possible.
Contact our GA traffic ticket attorneys today for a free consultation, you can call 24/7 or complete the form on our website. Don’t wait until after the ticket is already on your record to contact a lawyer, it is an investment well spent to prevent the damage to your record, rather than fixing it later.