In Georgia, violations of traffic law account for more criminal offenses than any other type of crime. It is a common misconception that traffic offenses are not serious and, therefore, do not require the help of a lawyer. But anything that can result in a criminal record is serious. Don’t let a minor traffic offense ruin your life. An experienced GA traffic ticket attorney can help you determine how to proceed.
Common Traffic Offenses
Any type of traffic offense can lead to criminal penalties. At the Law Office of Adam D. Brown, LLC, the most common traffic offenses we handle include:
In GA, speeding is generally a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Depending on how fast you were driving, the offense can also lead to the suspension of your driver’s license.
Reckless driving is typically a misdemeanor criminal offense, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and fines of up to $1,000. Do not make the mistake of trying to deal with a reckless driving charge without the help of an experienced GA traffic offense attorney.
Hit and Run
If nobody was injured or killed in the hit and run accident, the driver will likely face a misdemeanor charge, punishable by jail time and fines of up to $1,000. If, however, someone was seriously injured or killed, the hit and run will be charged as a felony.
Driving on a Suspended License
First-time offenders will likely be charged with a misdemeanor offense for driving on a suspended license. Penalties include jail time, fines, and an additional license suspension of six months. As expected, second and subsequent offenses carry stiffer penalties.
Operating without a License
Driving on a revoked license is even more serious than driving on a suspended license. In GA, this offense is typically charged as a misdemeanor crime, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
First-offense DUIs carry a penalty of up to 12 months in jail, fines of up to $1,000, and a 12-month license suspension. Penalties get more serious with second and subsequent offenses.
Not surprisingly, vehicular homicide carries extremely serious penalties. In addition to a prison sentence of up to 15 years, you may also face a civil suit. Contact a GA traffic offense lawyer immediately if you have been charged with vehicular homicide.
Why You Need a GA Traffic Ticket Attorney
Traffic offenses carry a whole slew of potential criminal penalties, as well as both long and short-term consequences. From a suspended license, to points on your license, to a spike in auto insurance, to a criminal record—a minor traffic offense can quickly spiral out of control. This is why it is so important to consult with an experienced GA traffic ticket attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Office of Adam D. Brown, LLC, we will do everything possible to protect your rights and your license, and to keep your record clean. We are here to help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
As the most common cause of criminal offenses in the state of Georgia, nobody is immune to traffic tickets. Every traffic offense has its own set of points, and anyone who accumulates 15 points will automatically receive a license suspension. In fact, individuals under the age of 21 will lose their license if they accumulate four points. An experienced traffic ticket attorney will work diligently to help you keep your license so that you can continue to live your life without interruption.
Contact the Law Office of Adam D. Brown, LLC Today
If you have been charged with any type of traffic violation, the skilled legal team at the Law Office of Adam D. Brown, LLC can help. We have an impressive track record of helping clients get their traffic tickets reduced, or dismissed entirely. Our experienced traffic ticket attorney will thoroughly evaluate the details of your case to determine the best legal strategy, and we will be by your side throughout the entire process. Don’t attempt to deal with traffic offenses on your own. We can help. Contact the Law Office of Adam D. Brown, LLC today at (404) 883-8893 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.