In Georgia, and in the Atlanta area, most people rely on their vehicles for daily transportation back and forth to work, to go shopping and to run errands, besides going out for entertainment or other important day trips. Many drivers do not think twice about the privilege they have been afforded in driving their vehicle – they do not think about that privilege until it is threatened to be taken away, or is taken away.
State of Georgia Tough on Traffic Offenses
While most drivers are willing to pay higher insurance premiums or expensive driving fines, those same drivers will fight to retain their driver’s license and to stay out of jail. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (GA DDS) is serious about Georgia traffic offenses and considers dangerous, negligent or incompetent drivers to be a menace. The GA DDS will cancel, suspend or revoke your driving privilege if it is abused. Georgia drivers accumulate points for traffic offenses – these points add up and can lead to license suspension.
What Traffic Offenses Put Points on My License?
The points for Georgia traffic offenses range from 1-point to 6-points per violation. For drivers 21 or older, accumulate 15 or more points in a 24-month period your license will be suspended for 1-year. For drivers 18 but not yet 21 receive 4 or more points and your license will be suspended for at least 6-months. Drivers under the age of 18 who accumulate 4 or more points in a 12-month period results in your Georgia driver’s license being suspended for at least 6-months.
If you receive a ticket for a violation that will add points to your license, cause your license to be suspended, or have a conviction record placed on your record, contact an Atlanta traffic offense lawyer who can review the many defenses that may be made for your specific situation.
Examples of Atlanta traffic offenses that add points to your driving record are violations such as reckless driving (4 points), going 19 to 23 mph over the posted speed limit (3 points), improper or no use of a child restraint device (1 to 2 points), unlawful passing of a school bus (6 points), disobeying any traffic control device or traffic officer (3 points), possessing an open container of alcohol while driving (2 points), failure to adequately secure a load (2 points), HOV lane violation (1 point) and as a final example, aggressive driving (6 points). Call the Georgia traffic offense attorney Lisa Wells to discuss your case and develop a plan to reduce or remove the points from your record.
Let an Atlanta Traffic Offence Attorney Review Your Case
The Georgia Department of Driver Services can suspend, cancel and revoke your driving privilege. While license suspension is temporary for a specific period of time, when your license is revoked your driving privileges are terminated and withdrawn. Your license may be cancelled if you give false information on your driving license application or are ineligible to drive. The Georgia traffic offense attorney Lisa Wells will review your case and situation and work to reduce or dismiss a violation through numerous defenses that may fit your specific offense. Lisa Wells, Attorney at Law, specializes in traffic offenses as well as traffic violations that result in mandatory suspension or mandatory revocation of your license. Call the legal expert in Georgia traffic offenses today for a free consultation.