For most adults, a driver’s license is an essential part of life. We use our vehicles to get to work, buy groceries and care for our families. There are a number of reasons you could be facing Georgia driver’s license suspension. If your license is going to be, or has been, suspended for traffic citations, you should contact an experienced Carrollton, GA criminal defense attorney.

The Point System & Georgia Speeding Tickets

Like many states, Georgia uses a point system for driving offenses. Typically, if you get 15 or more points in a 24 month period, you will face a suspended license.

However, if you are 21 years old or under, your license will be suspended if you are convicted of just one 4 point offense. Four point offenses include:

  • Improper passing on a hill or in a curve
  • Unlawful passing of a school bus
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 24 mph or more
  • Aggressive driving
For speeding, the points are assessed based on how fast you were going over the posted speed limit. For example:
  • 15-19 MPH: 2 points
  • 19-24 MPH: 3 points
  • 24-34 MPH: 4 points
  • 34 MPH or more: 6 points

How a Carrollton Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

If you are facing the suspension of your driving privileges in Georgia, a qualified Carrollton attorney can help. Not only are you faced with the inconvenience of not having a driver’s licenses, driving convictions can carry hefty fines. They can also cause your insurance rates to raise. In some cases, your insurance company may even cancel your policy.

Contact A Carrollton Traffic Citations Attorney Today

You need a criminal defense attorney that is familiar with local Carrollton and Douglasville, GAcourts and can help you navigate the legal system. Contact Miller & Hightower, Attorneys at Law, today to learn how they can help you retain your driving privileges in Georgia.

By | 2018-02-01T16:46:23+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Criminal Defense Attorney, Traffic Citations|0 Comments

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