We talk to parents of teen and almost adult(20-21 year old) drivers who get stopped and ticketed for a multitude of driving violations every day. In terms of consequences for Speeding Tickets, Reckless Driving, Racing, Running a Stop Sign or any other traffic violation, its the duty of our courts and justice system to give those who are young and inexperienced a reason to drive safer. Safer driving can help to protect their own lives, as well as the lives of other drivers on Georgia’s highways and roads.
Many parents tell us that their teenager is a good student and an all-around good person and just happened to be using bad judgment at the time they received their Georgia traffic citation. In the eyes of the court, this does matter, but only to a degree. However, making bad vs. good judgment calls is based on many different factors and without serious consequences, what would prevent a young driver from committing the same violation again? Georgia’s judges are tough for this very reason.
Thus, when a teen/young adult receives a traffic citation, the decision to hire a traffic lawyer to appear with that under 21-year-old driver in any of Georgia’s traffic courts could be a wise investment. Though the representation fee might be a little more than the fee to represent a driver over the age of 21, the savings in points and the potential for less of a mark on a driving record makes up for the cost. You want a lawyer with both the knowledge and experience in and out of the courtroom and Attorney Mike Hawkins has that. A teenage or under 21-year-old driver may be offered the option of community service or a defensive driving course as part of the resolution received.
If your son or daughter is under 21 years of age and received a ticket, call us today to discuss your options, we offer a FREE consultation at 404-933-1153.