Georgia Attorney Mike Hawkins provides useful tips to protect your rights. Stay in your vehicle and wait for the officer to approach. Produce your driver’s license and registration,and insurance if asked. Do not start looking for these unless the officer asks. Do not open the glove box if it contains a firearm. Answer questions to […]
Atlanta Georgia Traffic Tickets- Why You Should Hire A Traffic Lawyer
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, […]
Does A Defensive Driving Class Help My Speeding Ticket Case?
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 […]
Can I Get My Traffic Ticket “Dismissed” In Georgia?
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 […]
Will My Insurance Rates Increase After Receiving A Speeding Ticket In Georgia?
After recovering from the initial shock of receiving a traffic ticket for a moving violation in Georgia or any other state, drivers often wonder whether the offense itself will be a mark on their permanent driving record bringing points along with it. What about your insurance company, will they raise your rates if the ticket […]
Traffic Tickets in Atlanta Courts, Do I Have To Go To Court?
When you receive a serious traffic citation, it is best to call the court(usually the phone number is listed somewhere on your ticket) to find out whether there is a mandatory appearance but the City of Atlanta Municipal Court requires an appearance for the traffic citations listed below. If you hire an Atlanta Traffic Lawyer, […]
Traffic Tickets and Minor Accidents in Ga, Who Is At Fault?
If you have received a traffic ticket in Georgia after having been involved in an accident, your ticket may include violations such as “Following Too Closely”, “Failure to Maintain Lane”, “Failure to Move Over”, “Improper Lane Change”, or another charge associated with the accident itself. Based on the fact that you received that ticket, you […]
Atlanta Traffic Courts – How Attorney Fortas Can Help
If you’ve been caught speeding or committing any moving violation while driving on one of Atlanta’s highways and byways, the first thing you may be concerned about is whether or not you will have to appear in Atlanta’s county or city court. The list of courts in Atlanta that handle traffic ticket and speeding ticket […]