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Q: O.C.G.A. 40-6-395 Is this a conviction of this crime and is this right?

I had an incident where I was speeding, I got scared when i saw the police lights, and ran from the officer in my vehicle, then calmed down and left my car in park to walk back to where the officer had stopped to turn myself in. In court, the judge ruled it as a traffic infraction with no points... Read more »

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Q: Can we fight a traffic ticket for obscured license plate when in fact the entire license plate was visible?

Top portion of the "Georgia" was covered by a broken "Atlanta Falcons" tag covering....the top portion of the covering is the word "ATLANTA" in red writing but honestly the "peach" & "Georgia" is visible. My daughter stated that he came to the... Read more »

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Q: O.C.G.A 40-6-189 states that I would be notified within 30 days, my ticket was 5/30. Today is 8/4, any way out of it?

The ticket was on 5/30 and I paid the ticket on 6/25. I paid $382 and now I am being asked to pay $200 more? This ticket was in Monroe County if that makes any difference.

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Q: If a person is arrested during a traffic stop. And never gets released(unable to bond out) because of parole/probation.

Shall that person be granted jail time credit for each day confined in regard to the traffic citation.

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Q: I got two super speeding tickets within 6 months, will my license be suspended (I’m under 21)

The first ticket was taken off my record and did not go to insurance I did a defensive driving course beforehand but the second ticket was recent and it was 100mph in a 65 highway zone, how bad of a penalty will I get?

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Q: I have a motorcycle and was curious about if there was a requirement for the spacing of a turn signal

Can the turn signals be incorporated in the same light housing or does it have to be a specific distance apart

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Q: I was cited (w/ mand. court date) yesterday for having expired tags from February of 2022. What are potential charges?

This was not intentional of course, I honestly just lost track of the time and had a lot going on during that time. I have plans to pick up new tags by Monday.

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Q: Bought a car recently, an got in a accident it wasn't my fault but the car wasn't insured and I got a ticket
Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Not sure what the question is. However, Georgia law requires every vehicle to have at least $25,000.00 per person, up to $50,000.00 per accident, in liability coverage for personal injuries and $25,000.00 in property damage coverage. If your vehicle is not insured with the above minimum coverage... Read more »

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Q: I'm 18 years old and got a reckless driving charge in GA. Am I allowed to drive (safely) between now and my court date?

I got a reckless driving and street racing charges on my record, but my car wasn't damaged and no one was injured. I'm currently out on bail. My DDS dashboard says my license is valid and when I called them the lady on the phone said that it also shows it's valid on her end. Does... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Jul 17, 2022

Your license isn’t suspended when you are charged. You are facing a license suspension if convicted. A lawyer may be ablue to help you avoid a suspension.

Robbie@LevinLawyerGa.com

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Q: I'm 18 years old and got a reckless driving charge in GA. Am I allowed to drive (safely) between now and my court date?

I got a reckless driving and street racing charges on my record, but my car wasn't damaged and no one was injured. I'm currently out on bail. My DDS dashboard says my license is valid and when I called them the lady on the phone said that it also shows it's valid on her end. Does... Read more »

Sean McIlhinney
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Sean McIlhinney
answered on Jul 17, 2022

In Georgia an under 21 years old's driver's license is not suspended just merely based on the issuance of a reckless driving charge. If you are convicted of the reckless driving you will suffer a 6 month license suspension. A lawyer may be able to help you avoid the suspension by... Read more »

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Q: Letter from the police department

I sold my car 3 years ago through the Facebook marketplace, and when I sold my car, I signed the title and gave it to the new owner. However, I just received a letter from the Eatonion police department today saying the following:

Whoever it may concern,

This letter is in reference... Read more »

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Q: I have a red light violation from 2020 in Clayton County GA. What happens when I plead not guilty?
Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Jul 1, 2022

The case will be scheduled for a pre-trial hearing. At the pre-trial hearing, a trial date will be set and then the case tried on said trial date.

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Q: Can a Georgia stat trooper pull your vehicle over for a missing signal light as being probable cause?
Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Yes, vehicle equipment violations are permissible reasons to initiate a traffic pullover.

What happens after that point is not necessarily fair game, however.

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Q: Does cobb county offer probation on drive will suspended license
Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Possibly. Judges have wide discretion in whether to allow sentences to be served in jail or on probation. Best bet is to try to get a favorable plea deal from the prosecutor before entering an open plea.

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Q: I have violated code 40-8-90 without knowing it was a law is there anyway i can dispute this ticket.

The office that made the stop told me he was not going to give me a warning because of other people he said in his own words "most people that he tells to changed there lights do not so instead of giving warnings he gives them a ticket on the first stop".

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on May 31, 2022

There are several ways to fight this type of ticket, depending on which court you end up in.

But regardless of which court it is, ignorance of the law is not a valid defense.

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Q: Can i fight a failure to move over for emergancy vehicle ciation, i slowed down and left lane was blocked?

I had a car directly to my left, so i couldnt merge over. However, i still slowed my car the moment i saw the cop car. Which was to 60-59mph. (speed limit 65) Is the ticket still valid? (ATL, Georgia)

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on May 31, 2022

Based on your narrative, the ticket is defensible.

OCGA 40-6-16(b) states:

"The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights shall approach the authorized emergency...
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