Georgia Traffic Offense Attorney
Facing a serious traffic ticket in Georgia? At Fennell, Briasco & Associates™, our team of defense attorneys can help you fight serious traffic violations. To avoid unfair fines, increased points on your license, and other criminal penalties, contact our team today at (770) 956-4030 for a FREE legal consultation. With over 85 combined years of experience representing clients in Georgia, we are prepared to take on your case for a speedy resolution to your traffic ticket.
Should you contest a traffic ticket?
When you get a speeding ticket or traffic ticket in Georgia, you could face both short-term and long-term consequences. In the short term, you will likely have to pay a one-time fine (which can be hundreds of dollars) and you may even have to take the time to show up in court. Over the long term, you will receive points on your driving record, face years’ worth of increased auto insurance premiums, and have the violation show up on background checks.
For many Georgia drivers, it is more cost-effective to hire a traffic attorney and contest the ticket than to deal with costly insurance hikes. These insurance increases can cost thousands of dollars over the following years.
Areas of Practice
At Fennell, Briasco & Associates™, our team of Georgia defense lawyers helps drivers dismiss or reduce traffic citations and other motor vehicle violations. We have helped thousands of traffic offenders in North Metro Atlanta, including Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Woodstock. We assist clients with all of the following traffic offenses:
Exceeding the speed limit is one of the most common traffic citations in Georgia. There are multiple categories of speeding tickets, including driving too fast for conditions, impeding the flow of traffic, and exceeding a posted or unposted speed limit. To learn more about how to contest a speeding ticket, consult a Georgia traffic attorney at Fennell, Briasco & Associates™.
Super Speeder: If you are pulled over for driving over 75 mph on a two-lane road or over 85 mph on any road or highway, you are affected by the Georgia Super Speeder law. A Super Speeder ticket will result in additional fines, increased points on your license, and possible license suspension.
Speeding in a School Zone: Reduced speed zones around schools are designed to protect the safety of children in our communities. However, for many clients, just a few miles over the speed limit can result in serious financial consequences, including fines and years’ worth of insurance increases.
Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense in Georgia. A reckless driving conviction is punished as a misdemeanor offense, leading to a fine of up to $1,000 and the possibility of jail time. Reckless driving occurs when a driver operates a motor vehicle in such a way as to endanger the safety of others.
In recent years, law enforcement officials have been cracking down on reckless driving across Georgia highways. Many drivers receive reckless driving charges in addition to other traffic violations (like speeding), which can result in huge fines and insurance hikes. To consult an attorney about your reckless driving offense, contact the team at Fennell, Briasco & Associates™ today.
Repeat traffic violations can result in a driver being labeled with “Habitual Violator” status. Habitual violator laws apply to: DUI, hit-and-run, street racing, driving with a suspended license, and other serious traffic violations. If a driver receives a third conviction in a 5-year period, a habitual violator will face increased penalties like license suspension, license revocation, or jail time.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Hit-and-Run)
In the moments after a car accident, drivers aren’t always thinking straight. Due to nerves, inexperience, or confusion, some drivers leave the scene of an accident without realizing the severity of the criminal offense that just occurred. If you are caught fleeing the scene of an accident in Georgia, you can be found guilty of a misdemeanor criminal offense, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and up to 12 months in jail.
Unlawful Passing of a School Bus
When it comes to the safety of children, Georgia traffic laws don’t mess around. The unlawful passing of a school bus can result in 6 points added to your Georgia driver’s license. This single traffic offense can result in long-term insurance hikes and a serious stain on your driving record. To learn more about your legal options, contact the team at Fennell, Briasco & Associates™.
Driving on a Suspended License
If you are caught driving with a suspended license in Georgia, you can face serious criminal penalties. For most first-time offenders, violators will be required to pay a fine, face additional license suspension, and serve a possible short-term jail sentence. Repeat offenders can face heightened penalties.
Other Traffic Offenses
There are dozens of traffic violations in Georgia that can lead to criminal liability and financial headaches. At Fennell, Briasco & Associates™, we proudly represent clients across the state of Georgia in a variety of serious traffic violations, including:
- Texting While Driving
- Failure to Yield
- Improper Lane Change & Improper Passing
- Failure to Signal Turn
- Failure to Obey Traffic Control Devices
- Following Too Closely
- Improper U-Turn
- HOV Lane Violation
- Failure to Maintain Lane
- No Proof of Insurance
- Driving Without a License
- Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign
For more information about how our team of Georgia traffic lawyers can help you avoid the costly impact of a serious traffic offense, schedule a free legal consultation with our team today.
Contest Your Georgia Traffic Ticket
Dealing with a traffic ticket isn’t always easy. Once you receive a citation, you’re probably left with lots of important questions. Do you have to pay the fine? Do you have to show up in court? How will this affect your insurance rates? To help you answer these questions, our team of Georgia traffic attorneys is available now to help you understand your rights in contesting a traffic ticket.
For drivers that are confused about what to do next, the lawyers at Fennell, Briasco & Associates™ can help you move in the right direction. We understand that cost-effectiveness is a major factor when considering whether to hire a lawyer for your traffic citation. That’s why our team offers a free legal consultation to explain your legal options. Contact us today (770) 956-4030 to discuss how we can help with your Georgia traffic ticket.