Before you pay for a traffic ticket in Effingham County, GA you should call Springfield, GA traffic ticket attorney Matt Hube for a no obligation consultation. Each time you plead, or are found guilty of a moving violation in Georgia you will have points assessed against your driver’s license. When you accumulate enough points over time your driver’s license will be suspended by the State of Georgia. Most moving violations can be reduced to non-moving violations through negotiations with the Prosecutor’s office.
Most traffic tickets are moving violations. Tickets such as speeding, stop sign, or stop light violations, lane violations, driving with a suspended driver’s license or registration are all examples of common traffic tickets that are considered moving violations. Some moving violations will require your appearance in court, but most can be handled without you ever having to appear. Other traffic tickets are serious criminal matters that require much more skill and knowledge to properly handle than what is required to handle a simple traffic ticket. A DUI in Georgia is an example of the traffic tickets that are serious criminal charges.
Whether you want to attempt to have your traffic ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, or you wish to have an attorney try your case in court is entirely your decision. There are pro’s and con’s to each approach. Common traffic tickets can sometimes be more difficult to successfully challenge in court as they often come down to your word against the word of the officer. There are, however, good defenses to speeding tickets, and other common traffic tickets. For instance, the police are required to regularly test their radar machines for accuracy, and keep a log of their tests. If the officer failed to perform the test within the required time frame, or failed to log his test, you should be found not guilty of the speeding charge.
If you decide to have Matt negotiate to have your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation you will not face having points added to your driver’s record, and will not face increased insurance costs. You will also not have to take time off work to appear in court.
Ultimately, it is up to you how you wish to handle your traffic ticket in Effingham County, GA. Regardless of how you wish to proceed, contact Springfield, GA traffic ticket attorney Matt Hube right now for a confidential consultation. He will be able to tell you whether you will likely have to appear in court, and the cost of having a ticket reduced from a moving to a non-moving violation.