Georgia is considered one of the worst states in which to receive a speeding ticket, according to drivers who travel frequently across the country. The state of Georgia is known for multiple speed traps along many of the major freeways, and on less traveled highways and roads in many counties as well. All speeding tickets in Georgia are considered a criminal misdemeanor by state law. Each county and city sets the fine payment for a speeding ticket or other moving traffic violation, within that area. Fine payments vary and range in price from $50, to over $1000, depending upon how much over the limit you were speeding.
There is also a law in Georgia called the Georgia Super Speeder Law. The law says you will be assessed $200 more in addition to the regular fine for the ticket if you are caught speeding 75+ mph on a 2 lane highway, or 85+ on a 4 lane highway. If you just pay a super speeder ticket and it reports to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, you must pay that $200 fine within 120 days or you of a license suspension.
You don’t need to just pay the ticket without knowing your rights. Our Georgia Speeding Ticket Attorneys handle speeding ticket defense in the majority of courts across the state of Georgia. Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation, call 404-315-9936 24/7, or complete the free ticket review form on this website. We fight the speed and points to protect your driving record and prevent your insurance rates from going up.
The violation for speeding is known as Georgia traffic code 40-6-181, the points assigned for speeding violations are below.
10 to 14 mph over the speed limit – 0 points, but may report back to your home state if you reside outside of Georgia
15 – 18 mph over the speed limit – 2 points
19 – 23 mph over the speed limit – 3 points
24 – 33 mph over the speed limit – 4 points
34 + mph over the speed limit – 6 points
If you are caught speeding in a construction zone, the fine payments can be higher and in some areas in Georgia the fine may be twice the price of a speeding ticket in a regular, non-construction zone. The points for speeding tickets received in a construction zone will be the same as those above.
Our GA Speeding Ticket Lawyers can fight to save your driver’s license from suspension if you are a driver under 21 years of age, as any speeding ticket or other moving traffic violation that is 4 points or more may cause, or contribute, to license suspension. If a driver under 21 is ticketed for speeding 24 mph over the limit or higher, it can be an automatic license suspension in many courts. Hiring a traffic defense lawyer in Georgia also helps to prevent what could be a traumatic experience for an under 21-year-old driver.
If you have a commercial driver’s license, a Georgia speeding ticket defense lawyer can assist in fighting the points and getting the violation reduced to either a non-moving, or basic rules violation. Our Georgia traffic ticket law firm has experience protecting commercial driver’s driving records, we have handled hundreds of CDL violations for commercial drivers since 2007.
A total of 15 points in a 2-year period will suspend your driver’s license in Georgia. If you think you have accumulated too many points and receive a speeding ticket, be sure to check your driving record before paying the ticket. You could unknowingly suspending your driver’s license if the points add up to 15. Call Georgia Traffic Lawyers today at 404-315-9936 for a free consultation. We fight the speed and points for you and usually we can appear in court without having you appear.