Cordele Speeding Ticket Frequently Asked Questions
Speeding is the most common traffic violation. Consider the following the statistics…
- Around one in 10 drivers are pulled over for speeding every year in the United States.
- Around seven out of 10 drivers pulled over for speeding get a speeding ticket.
- Over 100,000 speeding tickets are given every day in the United States.
In other words, most of us will get a speeding ticket at some point in our lives.
After being ticketed for speeding, people often have many questions about the impact of that ticket and their legal options. Every case is different, but there are a few general answers we can offer to frequently asked questions about Georgia speeding tickets. To learn more about your specific options, contact the Dove Law Firm.
How Can Speeding Tickets Affect Me?
Even though speeding tickets are common, that doesn’t mean they don’t have serious consequences. Most notably, speeding tickets can significantly increase a person’s insurance rates. The more tickets a person receives, the more likely it is they will feel this impact. Having several speeding tickets, especially those that involve high speeds, can even have legal repercussions. They result in fines and, if the driver accumulates enough points, they can have their license suspended.
How Many Points Will a Speeding Ticket Add to My License?
It depends on the speed at which you were ticketed. According to the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles, the following speeds correspond with these point accumulations:
- 15 to 18 miles per hour over posted limit: 2 points
- 19 to 23 miles per hour over posted limit: 3 points
- 24 to 33 miles per hour over posted limit: 4 points
- 34 miles per hour or more over posted limit: 6 points.
A speeding ticket for traveling less than 15 miles per hour over the posted limit will likely not result in points added to your total. If you were ticketed traveling 75 miles per hour or faster on roads with 2 lanes or 85 miles per hour or faster on other roadways, you will be given an additional $200 fine under Georgia’s Super Speeder law.
What Should I Do After Being Pulled Over?
If you are stopped for speeding, be respectful and polite to the officer. However, don’t admit fault if you believe that you did nothing wrong or if you were traveling slower than the officer says you were.
What are My Options After Being Ticketed?
You basically have two options after receiving a speeding ticket. You can plead guilty and pay your fine, or you can plead not guilty and contest the ticket. Most people choose the first option, but challenging a speeding ticket can be the best option in some situations.
Can I Have My Speeding Ticket Dismissed?
If you choose to fight the speeding ticket in court and you are successful, you will receive no penalties for the ticket. In Georgia, the process for contesting a ticket varies by county. You typically begin the process by contacting the court and notifying them that you will fight the charge. Or you can contact a speeding ticket attorney to assist you in your case.
How Can a Speeding Ticket Lawyer Help Me?
Hiring a speeding ticket attorney is a wise course of action for someone who wishes to contest a speeding ticket in Georgia. An attorney will know the best methods and arguments for having a ticket dismissed. Your attorney can gather evidence and witnesses to present to the court, argue the law and question the officer who gave you the ticket. An attorney will also make sure that you don’t miss your court date, which could carry consequences, too.
Why Should I Contest a Speeding Ticket?
There are several reasons that someone might want to fight the speeding ticket in court. It might help avoid the possibility of higher insurance rates. It could help you avoid having points added to your license. You might simply believe the officer was wrong to give you the ticket in the first place. It could be a matter of principle over other factors, or it could be a way to avoid the many consequences that accompany a ticket. In the end, it is a decision that will be up to you, though an attorney can provide you with counsel about your options.
If you or a loved one has been given a speeding ticket, contact the Georgia speeding ticket attorneys at the Dove Law Firm to learn more about your options. We have helped several clients get their tickets dismissed. We will put our experience and knowledge to work for you. If you aren’t sure whether you want to contest your ticket, we can meet with you to evaluate your situation and give you more information about your choices.
Contact the Dove Law Firm by filling out our online form or calling us at 229.468.0832.
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