Understanding The Consequences Of Traffic Violations
Traffic offenses charged in state courts are actually misdemeanor offenses, but they can still have negative consequences on your driving record and your criminal record. The best way to protect your license is to fight the ticket.
In Georgia, traffic offenses are charged in city courts, municipal courts and recorder’s courts. While traffics offenses can often be resolved without putting points on your license, increasing your insurance costs or facing license revocation, these courts are also some of the most crowded. Fighting a ticket is a time-consuming process that often requires you to take time off work, drive to the courthouse, sit around and wait for your name to be called. A typical calendar in the Recorder’s Court of DeKalb County is about 300 defendants. You could wait for hours for your case to be heard.
At Cohen & Hirsch, we represent clients in matters related to traffic violations. We can make court appearances for you so that you don’t have to. Our lawyers will handle the entire matter, from beginning to end — usually without requiring you to go to court.
We Can Help With Many Traffic Infractions
We represent people accused of many different traffic violations, including:
- Reckless driving
- Driving on a suspended license
- Under 21 speeding tickets
- Super speeders
- CDL/commercial driver’s license defense
- Hit and run
- Drunk driving
- Ticketed while traveling
While many of our clients are from the Atlanta area and throughout DeKalb County, others are from out of state. They received a ticket while they were visiting Georgia, and it would be difficult to return to the state to contest it. Our lawyers can handle the matter for them easily, quickly and confidentially.