Winder, GA Traffic Tickets
If you get pulled over and the officer gives you a traffic ticket, you may be thinking that it’s a bit of a day ruiner, but long-term, it’s not a problem. After all, you have a pretty good driving record, and enough money to pay the traffic ticket, so there’s nothing to worry about, right?
Wrong. The truth is, even traffic tickets for relatively minor offenses – like speeding (assuming you are going 15 mph or more over the posted limited) – will add points to your driving record. More points on your driving record means a big increase in your insurance premiums, as well as other potential consequences down the line.
Georgia also has a Super Speeder law:
Which defines a Super Speeder as a driver convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane (undivided) road or at 85 mph and above on any road or highway in the State of Georgia.
In addition to the fines and fees paid to the jurisdiction where the speeding offense took place, a $200 Super Speeder state fee is to be paid by the convicted driver. Failure to pay the Super Speeder fee within 120 days of official notice will result in the suspension of the offender’s license or driving privileges. Payment of a $50 reinstatement fee in addition to the $200 Super Speeder fee will then be required to reinstate their license or driving privileges. The attorneys at Mitchell & Crunk are very experienced at dealing with this add on fine for an applicable traffic ticket.
If you are facing a traffic ticket in Winder, don’t just pay your fine; instead, contact the law offices of Mitchell & Crunk for your free phone consultation with our talented traffic ticket lawyers in Winder, GA.
Traffic Offenses in Georgia for Which the State Assesses Points on Driving Records
Most traffic offenses will result in points being applied to your driving record. Not only does this mean higher insurance premiums, as mentioned above, but it also means an increased risk for having your license suspended (if you incur 15 points within a 24-month period, your license will be suspended).
Traffic offenses for which the state assesses points include, but are not limited to:
- Aggressive driving;
- Reckless driving;
- Unlawful passing of a school bus;
- Improper passing on hill or curve;
- Speeding 15 mph or more above the posted limit;
- Failure to obey a traffic control device;
- Failure to obey a police officer;
- Possession of an open container of alcohol while driving;
- Violation of child safety restraints;
- Operating a vehicle while texting;
- Improper use of designated travel lane; and
- Failure to adequately secure a load, resulting in an accident.
In addition to points assessed on your record, you may also be hit with:
- Mandatory license suspension or revocation;
- A large fine; and
- Potential incarceration, depending upon the offense and your criminal/traffic violation history.
What Our Traffic Ticket Attorneys in Winder, GA Can Do for You
Our Winder traffic attorneys at the offices of Mitchell & Crunk know that the above penalties are not something that you want to have to deal with, especially if you are innocent. We can help you to understand the charges against you, review evidence that is being used against you, and assist you in understanding your options. In some cases, charges may be dismissed if you agree to go to traffic school. In other cases, you can plead not guilty and fight your traffic violation in traffic court, and may even have charges against you reduced or receive an innocent verdict.
Contact Us Today
Traffic tickets may seem insignificant, but they are actually serious business with real consequences. Instead of just accepting your traffic ticket and dealing with whatever consequences come your way as a result, contact our law firm for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about your options. You can reach us online or by phone – our number is 770-722-9765.