Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets are driving infractions that you are given after a traffic stop and only require you to promise toTraffic Criminal Defense Attorney North GA appear in court on the date on the ticket. While these tickets may seem minor, each penalty carries the possibility of points on your license (that could lead to a suspension) and fines that you will have to pay. This is another situation where having our team of attorneys with you in court will make sure you get a result you are happy with. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to negotiate your ticket to charges and fines that are more manageable for you.

Super Speeder

Georgia law contains extra penalties for speeding over certain amounts. O.C.G.A. 40-6-189 explains that anyone who is convicted of driving at a speed of 85 miles per hour or more on ANY road in Georgia, or anyone who Traffic Criminal Defense Attorney North GAdrives 75 miles per hours or more on a two-lane road or highway qualifies as a “super speeder”. These tickets will carry an additional fee of $200.00 which you only have 90 days to pay or your license will be suspended. These are more deadlines and restrictions that you want to avoid and we can help you avoid. Have us in your corner and get a result that leaves this ticket behind you with the least amount of problems.

 

Points Schedule

Every violation that you are guilty of adds points to your license. If you keep getting small tickets, they will eventually get you enough points and suspend your license. Depending on your age, that number will be different. If you are UNDER 18, any 4 accumulated points in any 12 months period will suspend your license for 6 months. For drivers between 18 and 21, any single violation of 4 points or could will suspend your license for 6 to 12 months. Finally, for the rest of us above 21 the accumulation of 15 or more points in any two year period will suspend the license of a non commercial driver. Certain serious charges like DUI and Serious Injury by Vehicle can result in the suspension of your license regardless of the points status on your license at the time of the offense.

The Department shall impose the following penalties upon receipt of a conviction of a violation of any of the listed offenses. The offenses can be found within the Georgia Uniform Rules of the Road. The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points. A driver with 15 points in a 24-month period will be suspended.

How Many Points Will I get on My License? 

Code SectionOffensePenalty

40-6-2

Failure to Obey Person Directing Traffic

3 points

40-6-6

Emergency Vehicle Violation

3 points

40-6-11

No Proof of Insurance-Motorcycle

3 points

40-6-14

Limits on Sound Volume

3 points

40-6-16(b)

“Move Over” Violation

3 points

40-6-16(c)

Improper Passing of a Stationary Utility Service Vehicle

3 points

40-6-16.1

Improper Passing of an Active Sanitation

Vehicle

3 points

40-6-17

Use of Traffic-Control Device Preemption Emitter (while operating a motor vehicle)

3 points

40-6-20

Disregard of Traffic Control Device or

Signal

3 points

40-6-21

Failure to Obey Traffic Signal or Light

3 points

40-6-23

Failure to Obey Flashing Signal

3 points

40-6-24

Lane Direction Violation

3 points

40-6-26(a)

Tampering with Traffic Signs or Signals

(while operating vehicle)

3 points

40-6-26(b)

Operating Vehicle on Closed Roadway

3 points

40-6-27

Tampering with Pavement Markers (while

operating vehicle)

 

40-6-40

Improper Lane Usage

3 points

40-6-41

Failure to Yield to Oncoming Traffic

3 points

40-6-42

Improper Passing

3 points

40-6-43

Improper Passing on the Right

3 points

40-6-44

Improper Passing

3 points

40-6-45

Improper Passing on Hill or Curve

4 points

40-6-46

Passing in a No Passing Zone

3 points

40-6-47(b)

Wrong Way on One-Way Road

3 points

40-6-47(c)

Rotary Traffic Island Violation

3 points

40-6-48

Improper/Erratic Lane Change/Failure to Maintain Lane

3 points

40-6-49

Following Too Closely

3 points

40-6-50

Driving Within Gore or Improper Entry to Controlled Access Highway

3 points

40-6-51

Improper Use of Controlled-Access Road

3 points

40-6-51(a)(1)

Improper Use of Controlled-Access Road

3 points

40-6-51(a)(2)

Improper Use of Controlled-Access Road

3 points

40-6-52

Truck Lane Usage Violation

3 points

40-6-53

Bus or Motorcoach Lane Violation

3 points

40-6-54

HOV Lane Violation

1 point for 4th +

40-6-55

Failure to Yield to Bicycle

3 points

40-6-56

Failure to Maintain Safe Distance from

Bicycle

3 points

40-6-70

Failure to Yield at Intersection

3 points

40-6-71

Failure to Yield when Turning Left

3 points

40-6-72

Stop/Yield Sign Violation

3 points

40-6-73

Failure to Yield when Crossing or Entering

Road

3 points

40-6-74

Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle

3 points

40-6-75

Failure to Yield to Construction Vehicle

3 points

40-6-76

Failure to Yield to Funeral Procession

3 points

40-6-91

Failure to Yield to Pedestrian

3 points

40-6-93

Failure to Exercise Due Care Near Pedestrian

3 points

40-6-94

Failure to Yield to Blind Pedestrian

3 points

40-6-98

Driving Through Safety Zone

3 points

40-6-120

Improper Turning

3 points

40-6-121

Improper U-Turn

3 points

40-6-122

Improper Starting

3 points

40-6-123

Failure to Signal Turn

3 points

40-6-124

Improper Use of Signal

3 points

40-6-125

Improper Use of Hand Signal

3 points

40-6-126

Improper Use of Turn Lane

3 points

40-6-140

Railroad Grade Crossing Violation

3 points

40-6-141

Disregard of Stop Sign at Railroad Grade Crossing

3 points

40-6-142

Failure to Stop at Railroad Grade Crossing

3 points

40-6-143

Improper Movement of Heavy Equipment

at Railroad Grade Crossing

3 points

40-6-144

Improper Emerging from Alley, Driveway

or Building

3 points

40-6-160

School Bus Speeding Violation

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

40-6-161

School Bus Headlight or Communication

Device Violation

3 points

40-6-162

School Bus Signal Violation

3 points

40-6-163

Unlawful Passing of School Bus

6 points

40-6-164

School Bus Disembarking Violation

3 points

40-6-165

School Bus Operation Violation

3 points

40-6-181

Speeding

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

40-6-184

Impeding the Flow of Traffic

3 points

40-6-184(a)

Speed Less than Minimum

3 points

40-6-184(c)

Impeding the Flow of Traffic

3 points

40-6-185

Speeding on Bridge or Structure

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

40-6-188

Speeding in Work Zone

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

40-6-205

Obstructing an Intersection

3 points

40-6-240

Improper Backing

3 points

40-6-241

Failure to Exercise Due Care/Unlawful Use of Wireless Device

1 point – 1st offense 2 points – 2nd offense

3 points – 3rd or subsequent offense

40-6-242

Driving with Obstructed View

3 points

40-6-244

Allowing Passenger in House Trailer

3 points

40-6-245

Improper Mountain/Canyon Driving

3 points

40-6-246

Coasting

3 points

40-6-247

Improper Following of Emergency Vehicle

3 points

40-6-248

Crossing Fire Hose

3 points

40-6-248.1

Unsecured Load Resulting in Accident

2 points

40-6-250

Wearing Device Impairing Vision or Hearing

3 points

40-6-251

Laying Drags

3 points

40-6-252

Cruising

3 points

40-6-253

Open Container

2 points

40-6-253.1

Improper Transportation of Infectious Substance

3 points

40-6-254

Unsecured Load Resulting in Accident

2 points

40-6-271

Violation of Duty Upon    Striking Unattended Vehicle

3 points

40-6-272

Violation of Duty Upon Striking Fixed

Object

3 points

40-6-273

Failure to Report Accident

3 points

40-6-275

Failure to Remove Vehicle from Roadway

3 points

40-6-311

Improper Operation of Motorcycle

3 points

40-6-312

Motorcycle Lane Violation

3 points

40-6-312(e)

Operation of Motorcycle Without Head/Taillight

3 points

40-6-313

Clinging to Vehicle While on Motorcycle

3 points

40-6-314

Motorcycle Equipment Violation

3 points

40-6-315

Motorcycle Protective Gear Violation

3 points

40-6-326

Operating Personal Assistive Mobility Device While Intoxicated

3 points

40-6-352

Moped Headgear Violation

3 points

40-6-361

Low Speed Vehicle Lane Violation

3 points

40-6-362

Low Speed Vehicle Roadway Violation

3 points

40-6-390

Reckless Driving

4 points

40-6-393.1(c)

Feticide by Vehicle-2nd Degree

3 points

40-6-397

Aggressive Driving

6 points

 

40-8-76

Child or Youth Restraint not properly used (under the age of 8)

1 point – 1st offense

2 points –  2nd or

subsequent offense

The former information is taken directly from the Georgia Department of Drivers Services and subject to change. For the latest information visit The GA Department of Drivers Services directly.