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Local traffic laws can vary from state to state, with alleged violations of these laws sometimes resulting in more than just a fine. The point system that Georgia uses for traffic violations can affect your driving record, car insurance rates, and in some instances, cause you to lose your license or potentially suffer time in jail.

When you are charged with a traffic violation, you need a proactive defense attorney on your side. Our experienced Holly Springs traffic defense lawyers help teens and young adults explore their options for moving forward and getting a second chance behind the wheel. Contact our team today to schedule a meeting to assess your situation.

Common Traffic Offenses in Georgia

Every driver has made a mistake at some point in their life. Some examples of common traffic offenses in Georgia include:

Depending on the charges, a conviction for a traffic violation could result in points on your license, license suspension, vehicle confiscation, ignition lock device installation, alcohol abuse treatment, community service, or jail time.

While speeding and other moving violations may only result in fines, they should still be taken seriously, as repeat offenses can lead to more long-term implications, such as a permanent criminal record or job loss. In some scenarios, even a first offense can result in a license suspension or jail time.  Our trusted Holly Springs traffic defense attorneys can help you or your loved one assess their charges and determine the best legal strategy for mitigating penalties or contesting the accusations.

How Many Points Does It Take To Lose Your License?

Georgia law establishes that the driver’s license of any person age 21 or older who accumulates 15 or more points in any consecutive 24-month period or is convicted of a serious traffic offense will be suspended.  The point distributions for various traffic offenses include:

  • Texting while driving – 1 point for a first offense; 2 points for a second offense, and 3 points for a third or subsequent offense
  • Possessing an open container of alcohol while driving – 2 points
  • Failure to yield – 3 points
  • Reckless driving – 4 points
  • Improper passing on a hill or curve – 4 points
  • Unlawful passing of a school bus – 6 points
  • Aggressive driving – 6 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit between 15-18 miles per hour – 2 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit between 19-23 miles per hour – 3 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit between 24-33 miles per hour – 4 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 34 or more miles per hour – 6 points

Our Holly Springs attorneys help young adults make sense of the point system for traffic offenses and determine where they stand based on their alleged infractions. For a more comprehensive list of moving violations and the points they carry, visit this page.

Driver’s License Suspension for Ages 18-20

A driver in the 18-20 age group can have their license suspended under the same terms as above – getting 15 or more points in 24 months. However, there is an additional way for those under 21 to get a license suspension: having a conviction for a single offense that carries four or more points.

Driver’s License Suspension for Ages 17 and Under

It is easiest to get a driver’s license suspension at age 17 and under. Young drivers can face license suspension for a single 4-point offense or a conviction of a serious traffic violation. However, instead of needing to accumulate 15 points in a 24-month period, they only need four or more points in 12 months for a suspension. Most moving violations are three-point offenses. This means that a conviction of almost any two moving violations can result in a driver’s license suspension for these 17 and under drivers. This is why it is vital to have a defense team on your side who can help you protect your or your loved one’s future and ease some of the anxiety you may be facing from being involved with the law, especially for the first time.

Let a Holly Springs Traffic Defense Attorney Work on Your Behalf

At the Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm, we regularly provide dedicated representation for a full range of traffic violations, including DUI, speeding, and other moving violations. Call our Holly Springs traffic defense team to learn how we can help. If we all agree that working together makes sense, our team will help you take steps to ensure that one mistake does not dictate your future.

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