Failure to Appear in Court

Failure to Appear in Court

A failure to appear in court in the state of Georgia can get you locked up.  That means jail time.  When you receive a traffic ticket, you are asked to sign the ticket.  Your signature states that you will appear in court unless the ticket is paid before the court...
Georgia’s Super Speeder Law

Georgia’s Super Speeder Law

Imagine you are driving down to Jekyll Island for a business conference for work. It’s a beautiful day as you travel along the highway, stopping in Savannah, Georgia for a bite to eat and some photos of one the historic squares. As you enter back onto the highway,...
Does Georgia Have an Open Container Law?

Does Georgia Have an Open Container Law?

I am often the designated driver because I don’t drink.  Can I get in trouble if my passenger has an open beer? We see this question often.  Georgia is very serious about drinking and driving.  Although being a designated driver is appreciated, do not...
Does a traffic ticket count as an arrest? 

Does a traffic ticket count as an arrest? 

We often get calls asking “Does a traffic ticket count as an arrest?”, or “Does the traffic ticket go on your record?”.  We are going to answer these questions by explaining how traffic stops work in Georgia. In Georgia, a traffic ticket is NOT...