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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... 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 »

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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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Q: How to get my CDLs back after lifetime suspension due to no insurance on my car
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 23, 2019

It is difficult to provide you with an accurate answer, more details about your case are certainly needed. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney who will, at minimum, review your case and provide counsel on what your next steps and options are.

We are glad to assist you. I...
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Q: Tickets are for driving with suspended license(2nd offense) and failure to maintain lane (hit another vehicle) expect?

Court today nov 20. Second ticket I’ve gotten in Georgia for suspended license. (License are held up in North Carolina where I’m from because of a court date that wasn’t threw out like told and became failure to appear) I have a lawyer there but I have to pay him to take care of case to get... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 22, 2019

You need to pay your attorney’s fees and allow them to represent you. Your chances of success greatly increase with the counsel of your attorney. I wish you well.

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

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Q: What is the maximum fine in Georgia for going 19 miles over the speed limit?

Is it a super speeder if you're 19 mph over maximum speed limit?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 21, 2019

Georgia's 'Super Speeder Law' defines a Super Speeder as a driver convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at 85 mph and above on any road or highway in the State of Georgia.

In addition to the fines and fees paid to the jurisdiction where the speeding...
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Q: Is 19 mph over maximum speed limit a super speeder
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 21, 2019

Georgia's 'Super Speeder Law' defines a Super Speeder as a driver convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at 85 mph and above on any road or highway in the State of Georgia.

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

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Q: What is a super speeder in Georgia
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 21, 2019

A Super Speeder is a driver convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at 85 mph and above on any road or highway in the State of Georgia. The fines and penalty for failure to pay are substantial.

If you or someone you know fits the criteria above, it is best to consult...
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Q: Do you have to identifier yourself in a Illegal traffic stop meaning you have committed no crime
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 21, 2019

Yes, you must truthfully identify yourself during a traffic stop. It is best to consult with an attorney who can examine whether the stop was in fact legal or illegal. I wish you the best. We are available to assist you. Contact us today.

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

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Q: If I had my class c license and was driving a motorcycle and ticketed Does that fall under driving with wrong class?

I was driving my motorcycle and had a wreck, I was ticketed for not having a license on my person. I only had my class c at the time, and before my court date I am getting a permit. Is this considered operating a motor vehicle with the wrong class license?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 21, 2019

Yes, it is considered operating a motor vehicle with the wrong class license. You must have your Class M license to operate a motorcycle.

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

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Q: Does the ga DMV check for traffic warrents when you go for a state id card
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 21, 2019

It is not uncommon for DMV to check for warrants. It is best to take care of things before you go.

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

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Q: Is a speeding ticket civil, criminal, or quasi criminal in Georgia?
E. Morris Margulis
E. Morris Margulis answered on Nov 14, 2019

A speeding ticket in Georgia is misdemeanor crime, although the penalties for a first, life-time speeding ticket in Georgia are capped below the standard maximum penalties for misdemeanors. See O.C.G.A. § 40-6-1.

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Q: During a traffic stop if you pull over into say a qt parking lot is that lot considered private property
E. Morris Margulis
E. Morris Margulis answered on Nov 13, 2019

Private property does not become "public property" merely by you stopping on it during a pullover.

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Q: Dose a person have a right to a Court of Record in the STATE OF GEORGIA
E. Morris Margulis
E. Morris Margulis answered on Nov 13, 2019

It depends on the type of hearing being sought. For example, a commitment hearing is done by a court of inquiry, but a trial is done by a court of record.

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Q: received citation for speeding & failure to wear seatbelt, looked up citation online and it was listed at almost 1.4mil

is it possible that the price on the ticket is just listed incorrectly and should I fight it if so?

E. Morris Margulis
E. Morris Margulis answered on Nov 11, 2019

$1,000,000 is well outside of the legal penalty range for individual speeding & seatbelt violations in Georgia.

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Q: If I got a speeding citation in GA but am from FL can I pay without going to court?

I got a traffic citation while traveling in GA but live in FL and there is only a court date not a price. Is there anyway to transfer the court to a florida court or pay the fine without having to travel all the way back up here? It shows 78 in a 55. Also the officer told me it was 68 but on the... Read more »

E. Morris Margulis
E. Morris Margulis answered on Nov 11, 2019

Usually you can pay a speeding ticket online, but you need to be very careful about Georgia's "super speeder" law.

OCGA § 40-6-189

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