The phrase, “getting your ticket dismissed” is not one that you will find frequently used when it comes to fighting your traffic ticket in courts in Georgia. Most counties and cities still want you to pay some sort of fine for the ticket, whether or not the violation or charge for the ticket itself is reduced. Thus, many years ago it became an issue for cities and counties to “dismiss” a ticket and then go ahead and collect a fine from you after the ticket was supposedly dismissed. When a traffic attorney in Georgia says he will get the ticket “dismissed” it does not mean you won’t have to pay any fine for that ticket at all, contrary to popular belief. If your ticket is reduced to a nonreportable violation in Georgia, it won’t show up on your driving record in Georgia or in another state. But you will most probably still have to pay at least the majority of the fines imposed by the city or county that gave you the ticket. If a ticket gets reduced below the Super Speeder level(less than 85 mph on a 4 lane highway/road or less than 75 mph on a 2 lane road) you will not have to pay the additional $200 fine that you would pay to the Georgia DDS if you just go ahead and pay the ticket without hiring an attorney or fighting the ticket yourself in court.
If you get a moving traffic violation in any city or county in Georgia, the court will most probably NOT make the fine disappear altogether, especially if you were caught speeding at a fast clip, reckless driving or committing any other serious moving traffic violation. You can choose to pay the ticket and incur the mark on your driving record along with the points that go with it PLUS the fines(including Super Speeder where applicable) and wait and watch for your insurance premiums to rise. Or you can invest in a Georgia Traffic Attorney to protect your driving record, get the points down or gone altogether and potentially say goodbye to that super speeder fine.
Each ticket is different, based on the speed and area of Georgia where your received the ticket. Contact our traffic law firm to discuss your options now.