Each moving violation in Georgia is considered a criminal misdemeanor, Georgia’s Courts take traffic tickets, fines, court appearances and anything related to a ticket very seriously! Traffic laws vary from state to state but just paying a speeding ticket or any other moving violation in Georgia can result in any of the following:
- Insurance rate increases, how much your rates go up depends on your driving record, the violations and your carrier.
- Fines that are over and above the original ticket fine.
- Court costs in addition to fines.
- Points that will be on your driving record and accumulate.
- Probation if the full amount cannot be paid off immediately.
- The actual violation/charge will stay on your record exactly as it says on the ticket
- If your speed designated you as a Super Speeder, you will receive an additional fine of $200 around 2 weeks after you pay the original ticket. This comes as a surprise to many drivers.
- If the violation shows up on your driving record and its very negative, a potential or current employer could pull the record.
That is why its wise to discuss your options with an experienced Ga traffic defense lawyer. Whether you live in Georgia or another state, if you’ve received a moving traffic violation in Georgia, you may not know your rights.
We are here to help. Call Hawkins Spizman Fortas now at 404-933-1153 for a free ticket consult.