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What defense options are available for traffic violations?

Most motorists in Georgia and elsewhere will attest that they get anxiety when they share the road with law enforcement. Whether it is a stopped cruiser attempting to catch speeders or an officer traveling on the highway, the last thing a motorist wants is to get pulled over. While it might be for a simple moving violation, such as speeding, some traffic violations are more severe, carrying with them harsher penalties.

Penalties may apply for running a red light in Georgia

Despite their best intentions, many drivers find that they are running late once they get themselves into their vehicles and head off toward their destinations. As Georgia residents know, the roads and highways of the state are subject to speed limits, and when drivers allegedly exceed those limits they may be ticketed and penalized by law enforcement officials. There is other conduct that may be penalized by police officers that individuals may allegedly or inadvertently do when they are hurrying from place to place.

Understanding the Georgia Points System

Everyone makes mistakes. No person is capable of being perfect in their words and actions at all times and in all situations. Because humans cannot achieve flawlessness, the law does not instantly punish all wrongdoers when they commit minor legal infractions. In Georgia this theory is reflected in the driver's license points system.

Traffic violations can turn into big driving problems

It seems inevitable that at some point in a Georgia resident's driving life that they will commit a traffic violation in the presence of a law enforcement official. It may be speeding down the highway, rolling through a stop sign in a neighborhood or making a U-turn in an intersection where such actions are prohibited. Often these infractions are committed accidentally, but it is often the case that such explanations fall on deaf ears as officers write out citations.

When is it illegal to make a U-turn in Georgia?

Practically every Richmond Hill resident has had the experience of missing a turn and fearing that they would have to drive minutes out of their way just to loop back to their destination. It can be tempting to check for oncoming traffic and to make a U-turn in the middle of the road, but most drivers know that U-turns are not always legal. This post will address circumstances when it is not permissible to make a U-turn in the state.

Should you hire a lawyer for traffic violations?

With as much driving as we all do, from going to work, running errands or getting the kids to activities, it may be inevitable that at some point you may get a ticket. There are tickets that can seem very simple and straightforward, while others can quickly become more serious and lead to harsher consequences than you had planned. If you have received a traffic violation, you may be tempted to defend the charges on your own. That may not be a good idea, here are some reasons why.

Can you drive while wearing headphones?

Driving is a relatively mundane task and many people search for ways to multitask or pass the time. People have been known to use their phones, eat, drink and even apply makeup or do their hair while driving, all of which could fall under the umbrella of distracted driving.

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