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Traffic crimes are sometimes taken lightly in popular culture. What many people do not realize, however, is that they can be very serious and result in significant punishments and financial penalties for those who are convicted. If you have recently been charged with a traffic violation, protect your rights by consulting with our Dunwoody criminal defense lawyer.

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Fighting Traffic Charges in Georgia

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Many traffic crimes are outlined in the Georgia Driver’s Manual and, more specifically, in Chapter 40 of the Georgia Criminal Code. Some of these offenses, such as driving with a seat belt, are more minor and typically result in citations that can be paid immediately or contested by a driver in traffic court.

These are not really crimes in the truest sense, but more like infractions that can be dealt with administratively.

Some common examples include:

  • Driving without a license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Seat belt violations

On the other hand, driving without a license or leaving the scene of an accident are very serious criminal accusations that can result in jail time. Leaving the scene of an accident can result in similar penalties. Additionally, under Georgia law, a conviction for any of these offenses can also result in the mandatory revocation of your driver’s license, often for a long period of time. Before accepting a plea deal of any sort with a prosecutor, it is important that you consult our traffic ticket attorney in Dunwoody and determine how this might affect your ability to hold a driver’s license.

Reckless Driving in Georgia

GA Code § 40-6-390 classifies reckless driving as a misdemeanor crime. Reckless driving is defined as driving with reckless disregard for the safety of others or property. In addition to being a misdemeanor charge, it is also a traffic violation that is punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and a year in jail.

Using his insights as a former prosecutor to help defendants, Attorney Ryan Schwartz can explore the details of your situation and craft a legal strategy suited to your needs. Call (678) 831-9911 to schedule your consultation.

Personal Interactive Defense Counsel

Depending on your situation, various defenses may be available to fight the charges against you. If law enforcement conducted a sudden search of your vehicle, you are entitled to the same Fourth Amendment protections that citizens have when dealing with drug charges. A police officer may not search your vehicle without a reason to believe that you are acting suspiciously or have engaged in criminal activity.

If you are dealing with other criminal charges, such as reckless driving or speeding, a useful defense is often providing proof of what really happened. A police officer may have incorrectly observed your speed or driving habits and may be attempting to hold you responsible for a crime that you did not commit. By using the evidence available, including pictures, witness testimony, and your own account of events, we can assist you in proving that you did not commit the offense that you’ve been charged with.

We Tailor Our Counsel to Your Needs

Whatever your charge, our skilled Dunwoody traffic ticket attorney can assist you in seeking to mitigate or eliminate the consequences. While it may be tempting to deal with traffic crimes on your own, even traffic court can be intimidating for a defendant who has never been inside a courtroom before. There are often complicated procedures to follow that can spell the difference between failure and success in overturning unwarranted charges.

Ryan Schwartz can also assist individuals pulled over for DUI or guide you through a wide range of other criminal matters, ranging from drug crimes to theft and domestic violence. He represents people across the Atlanta metro region, including in Woodstock, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Duluth, Dawsonville, and Newnan, among other Georgia communities.

Call (678) 831-9911 or contact us online to set up a consultation.

Our Commitment to Excellence

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  • 2015 Avvo Client's Choice Award For Criminal Defense
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  • GA Trial Lawyers Association
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