Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: I got pulled over for failure to maintain lane which resulted in me getting a possession of meth charge...

Cop said he heard me fail to maintain lane

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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Failure to maintain lane is a relatively low bar in Georgia. If you crossed either the solid white line on the outside of your lane or the lines between lanes, this could result in a failure to maintain lane citation. This is true whether or not there is an accident.

Discovery (dash cam videos or body cam videos), however, often show that there was not a failure of the driver to maintain lane.

However, just because the initial stop was good, this does not mean that the meth they allegedly found was based on a legal search. The search must be valid.

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