Atlanta, GA asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: I was driving my girlfriends car and got pulled over for 40-2-7 I was wondering if there’s any chance I will get jail

This is my first offense and they also booked me for operating without tag. It wasn’t my car but I did know it wasn’t good. I’m about to graduate and I really don’t want to stress about maybe getting jail time. I don’t know how serious these offenses are

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Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rome, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Violation of O.C.G.A. section 40-2-7 is a misdemeanor. This means you could face up to 12 months of jail time. However, with no criminal record and the nature of the offense, it is unlikely you will be sentenced to serve jail time. But whether or not you are sentenced to serve jail time is within the discretion of the sentencing judge. Thus, jail time is always a possibility.

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