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Q: No information given about the erection of a speed camera in a school zone. Just got a first violation with charge

Is there anything to file for not notification of erection or the fact that there was no warning given just straight charge?

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Aug 31, 2022

The county/city does not have to notify you when it installs speeding cameras. This is because the speed limit signs put you on notice of the legal speed limit and the camera is merely an enforcement mechanism.

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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: Got ticket with a violation code 40-6-181 , allegedly i was driving 86 on a 65 zone. I got charge $750. Is that right?
Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Aug 24, 2022

Most likely. Speeding is a misdemeanor in Georgia and counties/cities are authorized to set their own fine amounts for speeding violations as long as said fines are reasonable and not over $1,000.00. Further, the Georgia legislature enacted O.C.G.A. section 40-6-189, also known as the "Super... Read more »

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Q: Is it possible to be wrongly accused of street racing based on the type of car you drive?

Driver of a BMW M3 was pulled over on interstate 20 downtown in Atlanta on a Saturday night and was accused of street racing with “helicopter” footage. No footage was or had been provided and driver was immediately arrested and the driver’s car was impounded by a Georgia State Patrol officer... Read more »

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

It is possible. However, you would need to acquire and review the helicopter footage to determine if an objective, reasonable person would conclude that the driver was driving the BMW M3 for the purposes of a race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical... 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: 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 »

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

Yes. Take the license plate to court and request the dash cam footage and present it to the judge or jury. At that point, the judge or jury will weigh the credibility of the above evidence against the police officer's testimony and determine if the tag was obscured.

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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 »

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

DDS is an executive agency with its own policies and rules, which the Georgia Legislature delegated the legislative authority to DDS to make. An answer explaining separation of powers, the non-delegation doctrine, and that it is a privilege, not a right, to drive in Georgia would require a lengthy... Read more »

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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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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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