Handling Speeding Tickets For Underage Drivers
If you are under 21 years old and you receive a speeding ticket, the offense is taken seriously by the state. You face immediate loss of your driver’s license for up to a year. In fact, young drivers face increased penalties for many different traffic-related offenses, including drunk driving.
At the Cohen & Hirsch, in Atlanta, Georgia, we represent young adults in matters related to traffic offenses such as speeding. We understand the serious affect that these charges can have on you — from loss of license, to fines and court costs — so we work hard to provide a vigorous and ethical criminal defense.
Our lawyers use years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the law to achieve a favorable outcome in traffic ticket cases. We know the law and we know the strategies that prosecutors use to get a conviction. We take forceful action to protect our clients’ rights.
Drunk Driving Laws Are Different For Minors
In Georgia, the legal limit is .08. Adults over the age of 21 can be just under this limit and still be legal to drive in the state. For many adults, .08 means several drinks before getting behind the wheel.
Adults who are younger than 21 do not have that luxury. They must have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02 or less. Otherwise, young drivers face drunk driving charges. This small amount of alcohol can mean less than one drink for a teenager or young twenty year old before driving.
To help teens beat drunk driving charges, we negotiate with prosecutors to achieve a favorable outcome. Our lawyers are true trial attorneys who are in court on a daily basis. We know who the prosecutors are and what strategies they usually implement. Because we have relationships with people who prosecute under 21 traffic and drunk driving offenses, our clients benefit from having legal representation that negotiates effectively and takes decisive action.