Short answer: probably YES.
- Some Violations You May be Able to Handle on Your Own
Some Georgia traffic tickets and violations are not reported to the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). This means that even if you plead guilty and pay the court fines, no points will accrue to your driving record and your insurance company will not be notified of the ticket. Some examples of these violations are parking tickets and most speeding tickets for 14 miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit or less.
- When You Need an Attorney
Other Georgia traffic tickets and violations will accrue points to your driving record. But what’s the big deal if a few points go on your driving record? The real problem is that you may see a huge increase in your auto insurance rates that can stick with you for years. You may have heard horror stories from friends who had “sticker shock” when their auto insurance policy came up for renewal after receiving a traffic ticket.
- These Traffic Tickets Hit Hard
If you have any moving violation it is a good idea to consult with an attorney to go over your options. However, if you have any of the following tickets I highly recommend that you seek the help of an experienced traffic ticket attorney. The following types of traffic tickets indicate to your insurance company that you may be a high-risk driver and may increase your insurance rates more than other tickets. Additionally, drivers under the age of 21 and drivers with a commercial drivers license (CDL) are governed more strictly by DDS.
- Georgia Super Speeder (75mph+ on a 2-lane road, 85+ on other roadways)
- Speeding tickets for 15+mph over the speed limit
- Traffic tickets and speeding tickets for drivers under the age of 21
- Reckless Driving
- Following Too Closely
- Drivers with a CDL
Attorney Ashley Brodie has years of experience as a traffic court prosecutor and can expertly handle your traffic ticket case. She handles traffic tickets throughout Georgia, particularly in South and Middle Georgia. Call her offices today at (478) 936-9842 or (478) 239-2780 to take the first step towards resolving your traffic ticket case.