Marietta Traffic Violations Attorneys
Serving Georgia Residents from Offices in Marietta & Peachtree City
Hearing the sirens, getting pulled over, and receiving a ticket is never fun. However, sometimes drivers receive more than just a ticket and are charged with serious crimes for their alleged misconduct behind the wheel.
If you have been arrested for a traffic crime, our attorneys at John B. Miller & Associates, P.C. will work with you every step of the way. Our legal team in Marietta and Peachtree City has handled thousands of cases, and we are dedicated to minimizing the effects criminal charges can have on our clients’ lives.
What Are Traffic Crimes?
The Georgia Driver’s Manual and Chapter 40 of the Georgia Criminal Code outline what constitutes traffic offenses.
Common examples of these include:
- Driving without a license
- Driving without insurance
- Speeding and Super Speeder violations
- Seat belt violations
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Distracted driving/texting
- Hit and run
Some of the offenses listed, such as driving without a seatbelt, are considered minor and typically result in citations that can either be paid immediately or contested in traffic court.
However, driving without a license, reckless driving, or leaving the scene are serious criminal accusations that can result in jail time and/or fines. In Georgia, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident can result in jail time of up to a year and fines of up to $1,000. Under Georgia law, a conviction for any serious traffic offense can also result in mandatory revocation of your license, and often for an extended time period.
Georgia’s Point System
Georgia uses a “point system” in which points accrue to your driving record if you are convicted of an offense. These points affect the validity of your driver’s license. Both age and how many points you’ve received in the past contribute to the effect these points have on your license.
Here are some examples of point values for the most common offenses:
- Aggressive driving — 6 points
- Reckless driving — 4 points
- Unlawful passing of a school bus — 6 points
- Speeding 15-18 miles over the limit — 2 points
- Speeding 19-23 miles over the speed limit — 3 points
- Speeding 24-33 miles over the speed limit — 4 points
- Speeding 34 or more miles over the speed limit — 6 points
- Improper passing on a hill or curve — 4 points
Tenacious Counsel to Fit Your Needs
Whether you’ve been charged with reckless driving or you want to prevent revocation of your license, John B. Miller & Associates, P.C. will work with you throughout the legal process. Our team provides aggressive defense to help you seek a favorable outcome.
Aggravated Battery Not Guilty
Armed Robbery Case Dismissed
Child Molestation Case Dismissed
Domestic Violence Case Dismissed
Driving Without a License Case Dismissed
DUI Case Dismissed
DUI Penalty Reduced
DUI Case Dismissed
Embezzlement Case Dismissed
Felony Battery Penalty Reduced