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Q: Why was my license still suspended?

I got a ticket because my registration was revoked due to lapse of insurance. I got my car insured, got my tag and registration fixed after paying all fines through the DDS. I paid my ticket before my court date and received a letter saying my license was suspended because of my ticket. I thought I... Read more »

Patrick Kunes
Patrick Kunes answered on Feb 25, 2020

If you plead guilty (by paying the ticket) to driving on suspended registration it triggers a 6 month suspension of your drivers license. You need to contact a Georgia traffic attorney to see if you can withdraw your guilty plea and try to negotiate a plea to a different offense.

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Q: If i was asked to return to scene of hit & run but only got a citation, will i go to jail on my court date?

I hit a car and notified owner of place but not vehicle. I left and got a call because someone got my tag number. I returned to the scene the next day and was givien a citation. I have to go to court so will i have to serve jail time for this? I already have 3 points on my license also. If i get... Read more »

Patrick Kunes
Patrick Kunes answered on Feb 24, 2020

A judge can sentence you for up to 12 months in jail and $1,000 fine for any misdemeanor charge. I would recommend contacting a local criminal defense attorney to get specific information about the court where the charge is pending.

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Q: I received a speeding ticket going 24 mph over and it is costing me $675 in GA. What options do I have to handle this?

I am wondering my options for hopefully lowering this payment, attending a driving class, etc. I am a student who recently relocated to Athens Clarke county, Georgia.

Patrick Kunes
Patrick Kunes answered on Feb 24, 2020

If you go to the court date, the judge may be able to place you on probation for up to 12 months so that you can pay the fine off during that time. I would also ask the prosecutor to drop the speed by 10 m.p.h. so it doesn't carry any points on your license.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket in Georgia for 91 n a 70 I have already paid for the ticket which was $422

Three weeks later they are charging me $222 for something called a super speeder my question is do I have the right to pay for this additional fee after I have already paid for the ticket and why do they have the right to add on additional fees after I have already paid for my ticket

Patrick Kunes
Patrick Kunes answered on Feb 24, 2020

The $422 fine you paid was to the local clerk of court. The Georgia Super Speeder Law is an extra $200 and is charged by the State of Georgia, not the local court.

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Q: Do you need to bring your citation ticket to court?

Reason :Failure to maintain lane

Can I ask for no points on my record and decrease the fee?

Patrick Kunes
Patrick Kunes answered on Feb 24, 2020

You don't need to bring your citation to court, the main thing is to not forget the date, time, and place to show up. When they call your name, you can plead not guilty. Then ask to speak with the prosecutor to see if they can change the offense to something else that would carry no points.

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Q: So question is: Bus stop sign was not out completely when i passed it up. I did get a citation. Can i fight it?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 1, 2020

The answer is, it depends. Georgia law requires the driver of a vehicle, meeting any stopped school bus, stop before reaching the bus when the visual signals indicating that traffic should stop are in operation.

It may be best to consult an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of...
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Q: Do I change my resident address on the license if I'm at a hotel?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 1, 2020

Yes, you are required to update your driver’s license if your previous residency has changed.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: I got a susp lic ticket for child support that I didn't know about , what can I do in court ?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 1, 2020

More information is needed to provide you with an accurate answer. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: I got a speeding ticket in Alabama but the officer did not make me sign it. Is the ticket valid? Can it be dismissed?
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 1, 2020

It is best to contact an Alabama attorney who handles Traffic cases; they will be able to assist you with the specifics of your case.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: In Ga if a stop sign does not have a sticker on the back showing its authorized by the city if I run it can I fight it

Wife ran a stop sign with no city, county, or state stickers on it of any kind

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jan 1, 2020

The short answer is no, you cannot successfully fight the ticket. Georgia law states that drivers of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line or, if there is no stop line, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if there is no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: This was a 4 lane highway with a suicide lane and this was not an area in which pedestrians were permitted to cross.

Is this still an illegal violation?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 30, 2019

More information is needed in order to provide you with an answer. It is best to consult an attorney who can go over the specifics of your case and provide you with a more detailed answer.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The...
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Q: I received a reckless driving citation along with a speeding 34+ citation. The speed I was clocked at was 81/45.

What should I prepare for in court, and what should I take with me to be prepared? Thank you

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 20, 2019

A lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Probate for Georgia on
Q: How long can someone stay in jail for probation violation and it's misdemeaner

He missed his probation and they got a warrant for his arrest

Melaney LaGrone
Melaney LaGrone answered on Dec 17, 2019

He can stay in jail until there is a probation revocation hearing in front of a judge. At that time the judge will determine if the person can continue on probation or if his probation will be revoked and he is sent to prison on his original charges. Always best to hire an attorney for the best... Read more »

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Q: Can I qualify for help with reinstatement of my license due to poverty level
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

The answer to your question is yes under certain conditions. The DDS reduces reinstatement fees by 50% for drivers who certify their inability to pay the entire reinstatement fee based on answers from the Household Information section of the Pauper’s Affidavit. Please note, DDS does not offer the... Read more »

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Q: Doing burnouts in school grounds, but it was on the weekend, could i be in trouble if they check my tags on the cameras
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

Yes, you could be. It may be best to consult any attorney if you are concerned.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: Is there a requirement in Georgia for on-coming traffic to stop when meeting a funeral procession on highways?

As a driver in Georgia living near a national cemetery, I meet funeral processions more often than drivers in other locations. The "custom" here is for oncoming traffic to stop -- sometimes pulling over, but sometimes in the travel lane -- until the procession is past. I know this is done in a... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 12, 2019

Georgia law provides that funeral processions have the right of way at intersections, unless they are approached by an emergency vehicle or signaled by a law enforcement officer to let other vehicles pass. It is illegal to cut into a procession’s line of vehicles and to pass a procession on a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Can you get in trouble for a burnout (spinning tire) you did at a school on the weekend
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 9, 2019

The short answer is yes. It is best to consult an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your case. We are glad to assist you. Contact us soon.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: I received a 40-6-71 citation during a traffic accident however, I did yield. Is this something I can win w/ represent?

My insurance company found contributory fault based on investigation. The other party hit the tail end of my car and I had made it through the turn, no speeding, she came from around another vehicle that was stopped and that is when she hit me. She also had expired registration tags. Is this... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 5, 2019

It is best to contact an attorney in your state who is familiar with the traffic laws of your state.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: Can I get a ticket for having 1 broken brake light?

I wasn't aware that the light was out.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 30, 2019

Yes, you can be issued a ticket for a broken brake light, and whether you knew about it or not is immaterial.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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Q: Is it illegal to park in a "Teacher of the Year" parking spot if you are not the "teacher of the year"?

Similarly, can you be fined or removed from a parking lot if you park in a spot for "employee of the month" when you are not the "employee of the month"?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 23, 2019

The short answer is yes, you can be fined and/or removed if you’re parked on private or public property containing signs about designated parking spots. It helps if there is a warning about penalties for violators. To avoid the headache, it is best to park elsewhere.

I wish you well....
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