In Georgia, all traffic violations are considered criminal offenses. You need an attorney to protect your rights. Even a simple speeding ticket will add points to your driverís license and could cause your insurance rates to rise. The Georgia driverís license system works on a ďpointsĒ basis, and depending on your age, the points assessed in your type of case can have a great effect on the retention of your ability to drive. This is especially true for anyone under 21.
Under the points system, too many traffic citations can result in suspension of your Georgia driverís license. If you are under 18, an accumulation of 4 points in a 12-month period will cause the suspension of your driverís license for 6 months. If you are under 21 there are some cases where a single offense can result in the immediate suspension of your license.
Insurance companies check your driving record periodically. Some companies look for offenses and some only check for points. The more offenses or points you have, the more likely you will have to pay higher insurance rates or even have your coverage cancelled. If you are a professional driver, points can play a crucial role in obtaining or securing your livelihood.
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