Have You Been Charged with Speeding in Georgia?
Speeding is one the most commonly charged traffic offenses Georgia. Most people have either gotten a speeding or had one of their family members receive a ticket for speeding. There is a reason why so many people buy radar detectors: most people are speeding. We have represented hundreds of clients for speeding tickets and for any additional offenses that coincided with the ticket. No one is more qualified to handle your case than our Georgia Speeding Attorneys.
Georgia Law on Speeding
There are a couple of statutes that refer to speeding in Georgia. The first is O.C.G.A. §40-6-180. No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the actual and potential hazards then existing. Consistently with the foregoing, every person shall drive at a reasonable and prudent speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching and traversing a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.
How Many Points Does a Speeding Ticket Add to Your Driving Record?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions when we talk to a client who received a ticket from speeding. Everyone is concerned about points on their license and want to know exactly how many it will add. Here is a breakdown:
- If driving less than 15 miles over the speed limit- no points will be assessed on your license.
- If driving between 15-18 miles over the speed limit: 2 points
- 19-23 miles over the limit: 3 points
- 24-33 miles over the limit: 4 points
- 34 or more miles over the speed limit: 6 points
While 2 or 3 points may not seem like a big deal, remember that for a person over 21, an accumulation of 15 or more points in a 24 month period will lead to your license being suspended for six months. For drivers under 21, 4 points will lead to a license suspension.
Can a Georgia Speeding Attorney Assist with my Ticket?
Absolutely! No matter how many miles you were going over the speed limit our team of speeding lawyers in Georgia can assist with your case. The customary way of resolving speeding tickets is to negotiate it down to less than 15 per hour. Then the ticket will not go on your Georgia Driver's History.
Can I Just Plead Nolo for a Speeding Ticket in Georgia?
Many people have some confusion about what pleading nolo means. You can plead nolo but it will not prevent the ticket from going on your driving record. You can plead nolo once every five years and it means that you do not contest the charge but accept the punishment. While no points will be added to your license, the ticket will still show up on your MVR report. However, nolo pleas do not help in a Georgia Super Speeder case.
Before you plead nolo, contact our Georgia Speeding Lawyers. We may be able to negotiate it down and give you a better outcome.
Defenses for my Georgia Speeding Ticket
One defense you have at your disposal is whether the officer used a laser to detect your speed and where the speed limit signs were. Officers are not allowed to detect your speed within 300 feet of a reduction of the speed limit in an incorporated municipality or within 600 feet of the speed limit sign in an unincorporated area.
Furthermore if the speed limit was reduced within 30 days of your offense, then the officer is barred from using radar or laser readings as evidence against you.
There are numerous defenses at your disposal! Every case is different so call our speeding attorneys in Georgia now to discuss your particular situation.
Whether you have been charged with speeding or with additional offenses, contact our Georgia Criminal Lawyers. We have over 50 combined years of experience. Our office is always here for you because we do not want you to have to wait until the next morning to get an answer. Whether you need us at night, over the weekend, or on a holiday, we are here for you! Call now.