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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
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: Courts never put citation in system what do I do?
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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: 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: 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
Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay answered on Feb 17, 2022

Yes, moving citations carry points on the license.

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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
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: 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
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: 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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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Legal Malpractice and Probate for Georgia on
Q: Is it true georgia probate courts wont suspend a new trial motion Even after The 30 day time Limit?

Soeeding ticket in georgia. The construction zone signage do not confoRm to georgia law concerning where signs should be, the distance signage should be, cop was shooting lidar right as you come out of curve at the bottom of a hill That was more than 7% grade— ( O.C.G.A. 40-14-9)—

cop... Read more »

Jammie Taire
Jammie Taire answered on Jan 30, 2022

You would need to post this in traffic tickets. This is not a probate question. Sorry.

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Q: Hi, I was given a ticket for hitting a vehicle parked on the highway median. No one was in the vehicle.

FAIL TO NOTIFY OWNER/FIXED OBJ STRUCK (40-6-272). I was picked up by ambulance and taken to the hospital. The policeman gave me a ticket while I was lying down in the ambulance for not contacting the owner of the vehicle I hit. Can I dispute this ticket and have the ticket removed from my record?

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Jan 21, 2022

Based on the facts presented, you should absolutely dispute this ticket. You need to be careful, however, as the most glaring error on this ticket is one that can easily be corrected by a competent prosecutor.

Please contact my office if you would like further assistance.

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Q: If I was at fault for an accident and wasn't insured, can the victim take my assets to pay damages?
Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Jan 11, 2022

Yes, they can sue you, and if they win, they can take collections actions against you to collect on their judgment.

If they have uninsured motorist insurance coverage, their insurance company can sue you, as well.

If you would like assistance putting yourself in the best possible...
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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime, Adoption and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I need a high powered attorney?

I definitely need a high powered attorney

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 24, 2021

It's difficult to answer the question based on the information in the post - Admiralty/Maritime is included as a category, and it would be good to have an attorney with insight into maritime law if the matter involves vessels or activities on navigable waters. But there are other categories as... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Q: What is the Georgia state law or Fulton county law that states or implies that a driver is at fault for a lane merge.

I was in a accident where the lanes merged from 2 lanes into 1 lane (the right lane merged into the left lane). I was in the left lane, but the driver in the right lane sideswiped me trying to cut me off. The driver that hit me was cited with a warning, I of course received no ticket. My insurance... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Dec 24, 2021

Based on the fact pattern you presented, I believe O.C.G.A. 40-6-42 is applicable to your situation. I suggest you Google it and see if that does not help you in your fight with the insurance company.

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Q: What’s the fine for an improper lane change code 40-6-123

Signal was used. Driver was fully in the lane and then was hit by car behind

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Dec 12, 2021

Most people find this difficult to believe, but according to OCGA 40-6-1(a), almost every traffic violation is a "misdemeanor", which, according to OCGA 17-10-3(a)(1), is punishable by a fine up to $1,000.00 *and* up to one year in jail.

Practically speaking, it is very rare for a...
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Q: How do i request the video of traffic stop and any other material the assistant DA has concerning my bench trial in ga.
Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Nov 22, 2021

The fastest, but least complete, responses you can get by sending an Open Records Request to the police department that conducted the stop.

For the most complete information, you have to do a discovery motion. Sometimes the motion itself isn't enough, and you have to file a motion to...
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Q: Can I plead nolo for a following too closely ticket at the age of 19 in Georgia?

I am 19 years old. Soon to be 20 years old in December. I have a ticket for following too closely that would add three points onto my license. Would I be allowed to plead nolo for this ticket?

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Nov 8, 2021

If you have not plead nolo before, yes, but you should try to avoid having to use your nolo for this.

Email me if you'd like some help.

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Q: Are you suppose to be served with paper work letting you know your license are suspended before they arrest you?

I didn't know my license was suspended and was arrested yesterday

Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis answered on Oct 30, 2021

In general, the prosecution has to prove that you were properly notified of the suspension in order to win their case against you.

Whether you were "properly" notified is case-specific.

In some circumstances, most commonly in DUI scenarios, notice occurs automatically,...
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