Wednesday, February 20, 2019:
I accompanied my client to Alpharetta Municipal Court to fight his super speeder and reckless driving tickets.
My client had been given a super speeder ticket for traveling 103 mph in a 65 mph zone, and he was arrested for reckless driving. This reckless driving charge was his second in two years.
Georgia code 40 – 6–189 reads that anyone driving over 85 mph on any Georgia Road will be charged with a super speeder ticket and fined an additional $200 by the state, in addition to other fees and penalties.
Failure to pay this fine within 90 days will result in suspension of driving privileges, and an additional $50 will be assessed.
Reckless driving: Georgia code 40 –6–390 reads that a person who is convicted of driving any vehicle in a reckless disregard for the safety of persons and property shall be guilty of reckless driving. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor crime in the state of Georgia.
After lengthy negotiation with the prosecutor, I was able to get the court to agree to reduce my client’s speed to 79 mph in a 65 mph zone. This is now 14 mph over the limit and becomes non-reportable to the Georgia Department of drivers records.
I was also able to negotiate a hold and clear on the reckless driving charge.
My client will have to complete 25 hours of community service, pay a fine of $1000 plus court costs, and complete a defensive driving class.
Upon completion of all of the above, my client’s case will be closed and his arrest restricted.
This is another very happy client of the Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs traffic ticket defense attorney Scott Miller.
If you have traffic ticket or criminal matters that you would like to discuss with attorney Scott Miller, he is available daily for free consultations at 770-408-1001.