Each Traffic Offense Is Assigned A Point Value
Even if you feel your traffic infraction was minor — a speeding ticket, or maybe a seat belt violation — you might be amassing points that could lead to a serious problem. In Georgia, each traffic violation is assigned a point value. When you pay your ticket — essentially admitting guilt — you are adding the points associated with your offense to your driving record. At a certain level, you could start facing serious consequences such as hefty fines, jail time or the loss of driving privileges. It is important to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable traffic violation lawyer who can explain the penalties you might face.
At the law firm of Stephen G. Adkins, Attorney at Law, we have years of experience guiding clients through the criminal justice system. From our office in Valdosta, we can represent people in communities throughout Georgia.
What Are The Different Point Values In Georgia?
Each driving offense is assigned a different point value, including:
- Unlawfully passing a school bus is six points.
- Reckless driving is four points.
- Improper passing is four points.
- Running a red light or disobeying other traffic control devices is three points.
- Possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage is two points.
Speeding, however, is assigned different point values based on how far over the limit. For example:
- Six points: 34+
- Four points: Between 24 and 34 miles per hour over the limit.
- Three points: Between 19 and 23.
- Two points: Between 15 and 18.
If you are issued a speeding ticket, it is much more complex than simply paying the fine and moving on. You need a lawyer who can examine your driving record and provide legal advice regarding how to proceed.
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