Dedicated Traffic Violations Lawyers Serve Marietta, GA
Focused defense attorneys fight your ticket and protect your rights
If you have been cited for a moving violation, you might be resigned to taking the fine and the penalty points and chalking it up to bad luck. Even if you were in the right, you can’t fight city hall, right? But what if, two months later, you get unlucky again? Suddenly your insurance company thinks you’re too unlucky to cover without a steep raise in your premium, and the points are starting to add up, putting your license in jeopardy. All this worry and expense happens because you didn’t fight that first ticket. At the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash, we believe you should fight every ticket to keep your driving record clean, keep costs down, and keep your license intact. Attorney Sam Nash operates our full-time traffic law division. As your ticket lawyer in Georgia, he fights citations for moving violations for a reasonable flat fee.
Georgia fines and penalty points for moving violations
At the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash, the common traffic violations we most often defend against are:
- Improper lane use
- Failure to yield
- Reckless driving
- Driving without insurance
- Driving under suspended license
- School bus violation
- Improper passing
- Disobedience of any traffic control device
- Possessing an open container
- Failure to secure a load
- Child restraint violation
- Aggressive driving
- HOV lane violation
Many of these are two- or three-point violations, though reckless driving will cost you four points and aggressive driving is worth six. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will suspend your license if you accumulate 15 points over the course of 24 months.
The state of Georgia believes that traffic fines are a deterrent to auto accidents and personal injuries, so citations come with hefty fines set by the local courts. Representative fines in Cobb County include:
- Speeding 15 to 18 miles over the limit — $173
- Speeding 19 to 23 miles over the limit — $209
- Speeding 24 to 27 miles over the limit — $280
- Speeding 28 to 30 miles over the limit — $320
- Failure to yield right of way — $155
- Failure to yield at an intersection — $155
- Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle — $259
- HOV lane violation — $107
- Unsecured load — $286
Whether you’ve gotten the first citation to tarnish a spotless driving record or the final straw that triggers a license suspension, you should consult a proven criminal defense attorney and learn about your options for fighting that ticket.
How an experienced defense attorney can help your traffic case
Most motorists don’t fully understand the law behind the citation they receive or what type of evidence they’d have to present to rebut the charges. Ask the average motorist how to fight a traffic ticket and he’ll probably say, “Go to court and hope the cop doesn’t show.” Fortunately, at the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash, we do know how to fight traffic tickets, and we take an aggressive stand in doing so. We compel the citing officer to prove all the necessary elements of the law to uphold your citation. Since this isn’t always possible, we are often able to get tickets thrown out or get a reduction in the offense cited.
We can accomplish this because we know that the police must not only prove a driver was speeding, but they must also prove the speeding at a specific interval above the speed limit. As you can see above, there is a great difference in the fine for speeding at 28 miles over the limit versus 18. How did the officer gauge your speed? If by radar, when’s the last time the radar gun was calibrated? If by pacing, how long did the police cruiser keep pace with the defendant’s car and over what kind of terrain in what kind of traffic? Often, a citing officer does not have the necessary proof to make the underlying charges stick.
As mentioned, we fight most traffic tickets for a reasonable flat fee. Many times, the reduction or elimination of fines pays for our services. Avoiding an insurance hike and keeping your license are added bonuses.
Trust an aggressive defense attorney in Marietta to fight your traffic ticket
The total cost of a traffic citation, counting fines and insurance increases, can amount to thousands of dollars. To save money and preserve your license, you need aggressive representation from a lawyer who knows how to fight traffic tickets. Call the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash at 470.655.2839 or contact our office online to schedule a free initial consultation. We have six locations throughout metro Atlanta to serve your needs.