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Q: Under 21 with second speeding ticket at 85mph. Will my license be suspended? The ticket were less than two months apart
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 28, 2020

This is an excellent question.

Many more details would need to be known in order to give you a complete evaluation with respect to whether your GA drivers license could be suspended.

The rule in GA is that if you are unable 18 years old, the GA Department of Driver Services will...
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Q: I got a super speeder citation for 93 in a 70 I’m only 17 will I lose my license
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 27, 2020

This is an excellent question.

The rule in GA is that if you are unable 18 years old, the GA Department of Driver Services will suspend your driver's license for 6 months if you accrue 4 or more points on your driving record within a 12 month period.

23 mph over the posted...
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Q: who should you contact regarding dismissing a ticket or reducing points in georgia
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 18, 2020

This is a good question.

It is best to contact an experienced Georgia traffic ticket attorney to see if it is possible to get your specific ticket case dismissed or reduced.

The attorney will need to know the specific details about your case including the specific court and...
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Q: How do i go about getting this DDS fraud case handled once and for all?

I have been under investigation for driver's license fraud for about 8 years. Knowing that the statute of limitations have been up, these investigators are putting me through the same things. They are not putting the case through the courts or giving me my license, they keep telling me i... Read more »

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 12, 2020

I regularly handle suspended license issues with the GA DDS.

Please feel free to call me on my cell phone at 404-932-3099 to discuss your situation.

Best regards,

Sean McIlhinney, Esq.

6625 The Corners Parkway, Suite 115

Norcross, GA 30092

Cell:...
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Q: i just got a ticket going 92 in a 65 but the officer knocked it down to 78 in a 65

it is my first ticket and i am 19 years old and i have no idea what i can do especially since he gave me a break what should i do and how much should i expect to pay? it says there is a court notice but no court case number so am i able to just pay it online or do i still have to show up to court?... Read more »

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 4, 2020

It is great that the police officer reduced your ticket to 78 mph in a 65 mph zone because if you were convicted of speeding 92 mph in a 65 mph zone, pursuant to GA law, you would suffer a 6 month license suspension since you are under 21 years of age.

Assuming, (1) that the ticket is...
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Q: I pulled over to wait for my husband who was getting a speeding ticket & And was also given a speeding ticket

I pulled over a few car links in front of him to wait on the side of the highway the cop walked up to my car and proceeded to give me a speeding ticket as well

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on May 1, 2020

I am very sorry that both you and your husband received a speeding ticket.

I am normally able to resolve most speeding tickets in GA so that the ticket does NOT go on my client's driving record without my client having to appear at court!

I am able to give both you and your...
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Q: I received a ticket for code 40-8-20 for no headlights in the rain at approx 9:00 am on college campus, not highway?

The code mention the light requirement for highways. Is it also valid for streets in the rain.

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Apr 26, 2020

This is a very good question.

The Georgia code 40-1-1 states "Highway" means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.

Courts have interpreted the...
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Q: Police slammed my man on the ground bc he asked them to leave and he didn't want to speak with them.

They charging him with obstruction (resisting arrest) and He done absolutely nothing wrong . I need legal advice

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Apr 10, 2020

It appears that your friend may have been charged with obstruction of justice in Braselton, GA (Jackson County).

I have been practicing law 24 years and know this jurisdiction very well.

Your friend may have some excellent defenses to beat the case but I will need to know more facts...
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Q: Why did officer give me driving while less safe ticket No drug or alcohol test done

There are two more tickets given that night

Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Apr 8, 2020

Generally speaking, in GA there are two types of DUI charges. A per se DUI is a a DUI charge in which a blood, breath or urine test is given and the test result is greater than the legal limit which is. 08.

A DUI less safe is a DUI charge in which the police officer is essentially alleging...
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Q: I got a speeding ticket. My court date have been charged. Does the time I have to pay the ticket change to that date to
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Apr 5, 2020

Good question.

If the Court changed the court date because of the Coronavirus then it would generally follow that your prior court date no longer controls. I am often able to resolve many traffic ticket cases by keeping the ticket off of my client's driving record without my client...
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Q: can the police give you a ticket and they didn't see you driving?
Anitra Walker
Anitra Walker answered on Mar 30, 2020

Yes, this happens all of the time in the case of car accidents. In most of these cases, police do not witness the actual accident. They must, to the best of their ability, determine the circumstances which caused the accident using their own observations upon arrival, the testimony of the... Read more »

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Q: I missed court date because I was never served the papers can the extra 50 dollars be taken off since I didn’t get notic

I went to pay my ticket 03/18/20 online it said I missed my court date with failure to appear. But I never revived a court paper.

Anitra Walker
Anitra Walker answered on Mar 30, 2020

In most cases when you receive a traffic citation, information regarding your court date, time, and location can be found towards the bottom of your copy of the citation. If your initial court date was rescheduled, the court would have mailed notice of the rescheduled date to the address for you... Read more »

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Q: Will a judge automatically find me guilty since I made the left turn and fender was hit?

I received the 40.6.71 ticket

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 30, 2020

'Sorry that your post remains open. It may be a moot point by now if you already arranged a Georgia attorney to handle the matter, or if it was already heard. As a general matter, they're difficult scenarios. But there are sometimes mitigating factors - excessive speed of an oncoming car,... Read more »

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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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