When you get issued a traffic violation ticket, things can seem hopeless. A lot of people think, “Well, I got the ticket and there is no way to really fight it—so I’ll just plead guilty and take the punishment.”
What people may not realize is how serious the consequences are. If you get your license suspended, suddenly the most mundane task becomes impossible. Driving to work, school, the grocery store, or meeting up with a friend for dinner becomes a difficult because you do not have the means for transportation. Do not plead guilty to a Georgia traffic violation! Hire an experienced lawyer, because the consequences are more severe than you may think.
Drivers under the age of 18
If you are a driver under the age of 18, once you accumulate four points on your license in a 12-month period, your license will be suspended for six months. For kids, this means losing your independence; for parents, this means going back to the days where you had to drive your kid everywhere he needed to go.
There is no way to have your license reinstated before the six month period is over. In order to get your license back, you must complete a defensive driving class, retake the Georgia driver’s exam, and pay a fee to have the license reinstated. These are all severe consequences that you may be able to avoid with the help of an experienced Alpharetta defense attorney.
Drivers between the ages of 18 to 20
Drivers between 18 and 20 years old can accumulate 15 points in a 24-month period before their licenses will be suspended. The exception: any offense that is worth four points or more will result in an automatic license suspension. So even if you have fewer than 15 points on your license, a traffic violation worth more than 4 points will still result in a license suspension.
The most important thing to know about Georgia traffic defense
DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY! There is no downside in trying to fight a traffic violation. Contact attorney Scott Miller to help you with your traffic violation case. Drivers in Fulton County and any other community in the Alpharetta area should talk to Scott Miller before making a decision on their traffic violation cases.
Scott Miller may be able protect your rights and guard your license from being suspended. Contact the Law Office of Scott Miller today at 770-408-1001. Georgia defense attorney Scott Miller will go to work for you and fight for your rights.