Traffic Citations and Moving Violations

People often underestimate the true cost of a traffic citation whether it is a speeding ticket or running a red light. Many people incorrectly think that if a driver goes to court, the prosecutor will automatically lower the speed cited or reduce the fine. This is simply not the case. Most prosecutors will not even discuss your case with you. If you do not have an attorney, they often make you plead guilty or not guilty without any legal advice and no one on your side, looking out for your rights. We represent drivers on all sorts of traffic tickets and citations. Just paying the fine or pleading guilty can have devastating consequences including losing your license, your job or your insurance. If you have received a ticket or citation, call today for a free initial consultation and let us be your first line of defense.

True cost of a speeding ticket in Georgia

The maximum fine for your first speeding violation can be as much as $1,000.00.
Super speeder laws can increase your fine by $200.00 for speeding as few as 15 mph over the limit.

Skyrocketing insurance premiums and/or cancelled insurance

Insurance companies use your driver history to determine your premium. Even a single citation can result in an increased premium. Many people think insurance companies only look at a three year driving history while most actually look at five years or even more. Here are examples of consequences of traffic tickets:

  • Even an increase of $200.00 a year, which is minor, could result in $1,000.00 in increased premiums.
  • One traffic ticket for rolling through a stop sign could cost as much as $3,000.00 in increased premiums. []
  • Four speeding tickets in three years resulted in an insurance company’s refusal to insure a sales representative driving a company car. Her company was able to obtain supplemental insurance for an extra $1,600.00 per year which the sales rep had to pay. []

Citations that can cost you your driver’s license:

  • Racing
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Drivers over age 18 - Any citation resulting in more than 15 accumulated “points” within 24 months
  • Driver under age 18 - Any citation resulting in more than 4 accumulated “points” within 12 months
  • Persons under age 21 who use a fake ID or otherwise misrepresent their age for purpose of illegally obtaining alcohol
  • Driving under the influence