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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.

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Aug 24, 2022

The Georgia legislature enacted O.C.G.A. section 40-6-189, also known as the "Super Speeder Law", which penalizes speeding in excess of 85 miles per hour and 75 miles per hour on certain roadways. The fine for a super speeder violation is $200.00, independent of the county/city fine... Read more »

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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.

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Aug 18, 2022

The judge is not required to credit pre-conviction jail time. However, in the normal course, judges routinely give credit for pre-conviction time served.

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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 »

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: 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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Q: Got a speeding ticket and paid the ticket before the court date but still got notice of arraignment in mail

Paid ticket before court date ticket was 63 in a 35

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
answered on May 17, 2022

Call the court as this is a common occurrence. They will confirm the disposition of the case on the phone and for best practices you should get a copy of it for your records.

Nothing to worry about, you just want to make sure everything was done right.

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Q: I received 2 photo citations by mail however the speed posted is incorrect on my ticket . The speed limit is 35mph

Not 30 mph. I videotaped my entire drive to my sons school and back and at no time is the the speed limit posted as 30mph, only 45mph and 35 mph. What can I do?

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on May 7, 2022

Show the photos to the prosecutor at your arraignment. If that does not work, ask for a continuance and bring a lawyer to your next court date.

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Q: What is the price for a 40-6-241 in Taylor County, GA
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Apr 26, 2022

If you are asking what is the fine associated with this charge, you will need to call the clerk to see what the posted charge is. If, however, you are asking what an attorney would charge, you should contact the Firm directly. Some firms, like mine, give free quotes for traffic representation.

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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

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Apr 20, 2022

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... Read more »

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Q: Was hit by a car who ran the light while leaving gas station cop gave us citation who's Responsible for my vehicle?

No information was exchanged for insurance purposes

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Apr 6, 2022

If you have collision coverage, your insurance will pay to fix your car. If you do not have collision coverage and the other driver's insurance carrier determines the other driver was at fault, then the other driver's insurance will pay to fix your car. However, because you received a... Read more »

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Q: Courts never put citation in system what do I do?
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Apr 12, 2022

Depending on where you received the citation, the court may be backed up and in the process of placing the ticket in the system. In most cases, you were given a court date at the time of the citation. In that instance, make sure you show up to court whether or not the court shows your citation in... Read more »

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Q: I was issued 3 tickets and released without the me to sign it is it still valid and will I be arrested for not signing
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Feb 17, 2022

There is no reason not to sign the tickets, because by signing you are only acknowledging that you received the ticket. You are not admitting guilt. Some officers have been known to arrest someone for Obstruction of Justice when a person doesn't sign.

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Q: Should I get a lawyer? 20 years old caught going 99 on a 70-speed limit highway to a place of worship Sunday morning.

Hi. Would you advise me to get a lawyer? The officer told me that I will most likely have my license immediately suspended (because I am under 21) for a minimum of a year, but that is not favorable to me because I am a college student that commutes to campus. Will getting a lawyer lessen the chance... Read more »

Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Feb 17, 2022

99 in a 70 is considered a super speeder citation in Georgia. It may be wise to get an attorney to help increase the chance that you can save your license.

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Q: my ticket is 10 over in a school zone, not required to appear in court, will i still get points on my license

based from what i got from the code I'm assuming its a monetary penalty or whatever that was but I'm not sure.

Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Feb 17, 2022

Yes, moving citations carry points on the license.

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Q: Why 40-6-48 and 40-6-50 are ticketed together for one case?

I was caught by an officer while I was driving down a hill between the highway ramps. The highway and the ramp where I was driving were trapped by terrible traffic jams. I saw a smooth running roadway down a hill and there were several cars driving down the hill in front of me. I have followed... Read more »

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on Feb 7, 2022

If both charges are consolidated into a single case, you can use a nolo plea to resolve the entire case.

You may not want or need to plead nolo, though, depending on your exact circumstances. You should consult with a traffic attorney for your best course of action.

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Q: I violated my probation and wanted to know what the consequences would be?

I got a super speeder in georgia back in august. It was $1300 ticket. I didnt have the money to pay for it so I went to court to get on a payment plan. This payment plan included probation until I payed off the ticket. I was supposed to call in every other wednesday. I missed 3 probation calls, as... Read more »

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on Feb 7, 2022

Missing payments is actually not that big of a deal, so long as you can demonstrate your financial hardship to the court.

Missing your reports, on the other hand, shows the court that you aren't taking the court seriously.

You might be able to avoid the court date altogether by...
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