Dunwoody Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer
A traffic ticket may not seem like a big deal to many people, but depending on the facts of the case, a conviction for a traffic ticket could result in serious penalties and even the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. The ability to drive legally is critical for many people who use a personal vehicle to get to work, school, jobs, and to care for loved ones. At Hawkins Spizman, our team of highly qualified Dunwoody traffic ticket defense lawyers understands how serious a traffic ticket can be and is here to provide top-tier legal representation for your case. To learn more, call or contact our office to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
Common Traffic Ticket Offenses in Georgia
The Georgia traffic code includes many different criminal offenses that a person can be charged with while owning or operating a vehicle; however, some traffic tickets are written more often than others. Some of the most commonly cited traffic tickets include the following:
- Reckless driving
- Failure to stop at a stop sign
- Running a red light
- Traffic violations for drivers under 21 years old
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving on a suspended driver’s license
- No proof of auto insurance
- Commercial driver’s license violations, and more.
Consequences of Traffic Ticket Conviction
While some traffic tickets only result in minor penalties, the consequences for other traffic ticket offenses can be severe. Depending on the citation in your case, penalties for conviction of a traffic offense can include points on a driver’s license, fines, fees, a jail term up to one year, suspension or revocation of a driver’s license, and more. In addition, conviction of a driving offense often results in increased premiums for auto insurance, which can cost a person thousands of dollars in the long run.
These consequences are particularly serious when a person convicted of a traffic ticket relies on their ability to drive a personal vehicle to get to school, work, home, run errands, and more. The suspension or loss of a driver’s license can result in the loss of a job if it requires driving and make it substantially more difficult to attend school or visit family. This in turn can make it more difficult to pay the fines, fees, and complete other conditions required to reobtain a driver’s license, further compounding the problem. An experienced attorney can work with you and the court to minimize the impact of a traffic ticket conviction or fight the charges outright in your case if you believe that law enforcement made a mistake when issuing your ticket.
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At the law office of Hawkins Spizman in Dunwoody, our experienced defense attorneys treat traffic ticket offenses seriously and will give your case the attention it deserves. To learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients and for a free consultation on your case, call the office or contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable Georgia defense lawyer.