When you receive a ticket for a moving violation in Georgia, there is a fine payment that goes along with the ticket that is determined by the location(county, city, court,etc.) where you received your ticket. Depending upon the violation itself and where you were when stopped, those fines can range anywhere from $50 all the way up to $1000+ for high speeds and very serious violations such as driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana possession while in, or driving a vehicle on any road in Georgia.
Many courts in states outside of Georgia will reduce a fine payment if a traffic ticket violation is reduced or “dismissed”. If you hire a Georgia Traffic Lawyer, moving violations will in most instances be reduced to a lesser charge or become non reporting(won’t go on your driving record) and the points will be decreased, possibly to zero, but when it comes to the fine payment for the ticket, that will typically remain the same as what it was for the original violation and may even go up a little to include court costs. Is is at the discretion of the court how much your fine will be after a court appearance and resolution is obtained.
You can usually find out how much a fine for a ticket in Georgia is by visiting the court website on your ticket or by calling the court directly. Ticket fines are typically not listed on the ticket itself though that may be different in certain areas in Georgia. All moving traffic violations in Georgia are considered criminal misdemeanors and thus the fines tend to reflect how very serious the state of Georgia considers these to be.
It is important to note that if a speeding ticket violation falls under the Georgia Super Speeder designation (75 mph or higher on a 2-lane road, 85 mph or higher on a 4 lane road) and the speed and points are reduced in court down to non reporting with 0 points (14 mph or less over the speed limit), a Georgia Speeding Ticket Lawyer could save you the $200 super speeder fine payment. Couple that with the savings you could receive by keeping the ticket and points from showing up on your driving record/history so your insurance provider won’t see it and you have a win/win situation!
Call Hawkins Spizman Fortas today for a free traffic ticket consultation, 404-315-9936.