The time to hire a traffic ticket defense attorney to fight your ticket in Georgia is before your court date, or before the fine payment for the ticket is due. Many drivers who have received a traffic ticket in Georgia pay the ticket fine payment before they become aware of the consequences. Those consequences include:
- A Georgia Super Speeder fine payment, over and above the ticket fine if you were speeding over 75 on a 2-lane highway or over 85 on a 4-lane highway.
- Addition of the violation to your driving record, whether you have a Georgia driver’s license or an out of state license.
- Points on your driving record in your state, which will vary depending on the violation.
- An increase in your insurance rates/premium – each insurance company has their own system for reviewing your record prior to renewal
However, if you want to have that ticket removed from your driving record because you were not aware of the damage it would cause, our traffic lawyers might be able to go back in and file a “Motion to Open” with the court where you received the ticket. The best time to file a Motion To Open for a traffic ticket in Georgia is within 6 months of when the ticket fine was paid. If the ticket was paid over 180 days ago, the judge will be less likely to agree to re-open the ticket. That does not mean it is impossible to get the violation removed, it is up to that judge and court whether or not they will agree to proceed.
If the Motion to Open is granted, our Georgia Traffic Laywers will then be able to set a new court date to go into court on your behalf to get the violations and points of the ticket reduced and potentially, removed altogether. For some drivers, such as those with a Commercial Driver’s License, this can help clean up a driving record that could be impacting future work opportunities.
Call Georgia Traffic Ticket Attorneys today for a free consultation, at 404-315-9936. You have nothing to lose but those points on your driving record.