Leesburg, GA asked in Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: Got ticket with a violation code 40-6-181 , allegedly i was driving 86 on a 65 zone. I got charge $750. Is that right?

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

A: Most likely. Speeding is a misdemeanor in Georgia and counties/cities are authorized to set their own fine amounts for speeding violations as long as said fines are reasonable and not over $1,000.00. Further, the Georgia legislature enacted O.C.G.A. section 40-6-189, also known as the "Super Speeder Law", which in your case (i.e., traveling over 85 miles per hour) would result in a $200.00 fine, independent of the county/city fine. Thus, the county/city fine was likely $550.00 and the Super Speeder violation $200.00.

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