Atlanta Traffic Offenses

There are many types of traffic violations and some carry with them serious consequences. Simple traffic tickets, if left unpaid, can result in increased fees or an arrest warrant. A driver with several outstanding traffic violations may lose driving privileges as well as pay heavy fines.

Traffic offenses can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, and the classification depends on the circumstances of the offense and whether injuries or property damage were allegedly caused by the individual.

Penalties for Traffic Violations

Traffic violations can affect a driving record and insurance rates. It is always best to satisfy citations once received. Driving without a license or insurance are traffic violations, but they are also serious enough that they may necessitate legal defense by an experienced criminal defense attorney.

An individual arrested for the following offenses should seek immediate legal advice:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Hit & Run

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a major traffic offense with severe consequences, especially if the offender has prior convictions or caused an accident resulting in injuries or deaths.

Leaving the scene of an accident is likewise a major offense if it involves significant property damage and injuries or deaths. Penalties for serious traffic offenses can include incarceration, probation, fines, community service, and court-mandated counseling programs.

Convictions for traffic offenses can have an adverse effect on an individual that makes it important to have competent legal defense to reduce or nullify the traffic violation charges. A driver of a commercial vehicle can lose his driving privileges and driver’s license if convicted of a serious traffic violation.

The experienced criminal defense attorneys from our legal team provide high quality, experienced representation to clients facing traffic offenses and take action to achieve a favorable outcome. Make an appointment today for a consultation.

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