As a new person to Georgia, or one travelling through our State, you may not realize that Georgia considers traffic tickets to be criminal offenses. That means that when an officer issues a citation for speeding, failing to yield, or any number of traffic based offenses, these are criminal citations which require a court appearance unless the fine is paid in advance. Many drivers simply pay the ticket, failing to understand the consequences of this significance.
Types of Citations for a Traffic Lawyer
Georgia has a notorious “Super Speeder” law and a “Move Over” Law. Both of these warrant the need to at least contact a lawyer. Here are types of citations common in Georgia:
Move Over Law
Failure to Yield
Running Stop Sign
Passing a School Bus
Driving with invalid license
Driving with no insurance
Click on the links above to learn more about those items. If you have received one of these citations in Georgia and are in need of legal advice and counsel, please contact our office. In Georgia, traffic tickets can vastly affect your driving record, your insurance rates and more. Let us help you mitigate those issues before they arise!