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  • Can you pay a ticket off without your license being suspended if I'm 18 and going thirty over?

    This is my first offense, never had a warning. I have had my license for about a year.

    James’s Answer

    Nope. Any 4 point violation will suspend your license. Any speeding ticket 24-over or higher will suspend your license. Either hire an attorney or see if the court has a diversion program you can participate in. Good luck.

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  • If someone gets stop driving with an suspended D/L will they do time

    after being stoped before

    James’s Answer

    Most police departments in the Atlanta metro area have a policy of arresting anyone caught driving on a suspended license.

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  • Is there a way to keep my license?

    I was pulled over today doing 74 MPH in a 45. My license was not taken at that time, but I have to go to court. I am 16 and this is my first speeding ticket. I was pulled over about 2 months ago for not having a tag, I had just got my car. Either ...

    James’s Answer

    You need a lawyer familiar with the court. Depending on where your case is, you may be able to participate in a diversion program to avoid the license suspension.

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  • 17 received speeding ticket and license was suspended, she was locked up for driving should she hire a lawyer and what basic

    price

    James’s Answer

    Anytime you are locked up for a traffic violation is a good indication that you need an attorney. If she can't afford one, ask the court to assign her a public defender.

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  • I never had a fla license but i have a suspension due to something i was not involved in in 2004. i want to get my ga driver's

    my place of resident is ga and i want my license, what should i do?

    James’s Answer

    You need to clear up the Florida issue before Georgia will let you have a license - simple as that. Contact an attorney in Florida for assistance.

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  • Should I go to court or pay fine? first ticket I ever had .all but came to a stop at stop sign had tractor on trailer.

    it was wet and no traffic .it was at a y and could see for ever away long be for you get to stop sign . officer was so close to my trailer all i could see was the flickering blue light .I ask officer how fast was i rolling at stop sign . he said...

    James’s Answer

    Are you a CDL holder? Then yes, you need to keep every potential citation off your driving record. Contact an attorney that handles cases in that particular court about having the charge reduced to a non-reporting violation.

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  • I was issuesd an open container ticket in Ga and I wasnt able to attend court. What. Should I do? I tried calling the court

    No he'll from court. I wasn't driving and the container was in the back seat.

    James’s Answer

    If you missed court, then a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest - in addition to a license suspension. This could lead to worse charges if not corrected. You should contact an attorney or the court about the procedure in handling failure to appear cases immediately.

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  • Should I hire a Lawyer for my first traffic ticket(s) ?

    I just recently got pulled over for speeding on my motorcycle by a State Trooper. I was on a divided highway doing 89 in a 55 zone and it was around 2 a.m. I am 21 years and this is my first time ever being in trouble with the law. The Trooper wro...

    James’s Answer

    Yes. You should hire a lawyer. For your first ticket, this is a bad one. The speeding and reckless driving alone will put 10 points on your license, not to mention the increase in insurance premiums. Then, the super speeder ticket will cost you an extra $200 on top of the court fines. An attorney that knows the court where your ticket is can help you avoid many (or most) of these things from happening for a reasonable legal fee. Consider the cost of hiring an attorney as you paying up front to avoid the long term costs on the back end if you don't have these charges reduced or dismissed. This one is easy: yes, you need to contact an attorney that handles traffic cases.

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  • I am from oregon and my license is suspended there but moved to Georgia a year ago can i get my license here?

    my license is suspended due to unpaid traffic tickets

    James’s Answer

    I agree with the other two answers, while you may be able to get a Georgia license if Oregon and Georgia do not share license information, my advice is to clear up the old tickets first.

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  • Do I have to go to jail to take care of a FTA for speeding ticket

    I got a speeding ticket and accidently missed my court date and haven't been able to pay it yet.

    James’s Answer

    If this is a City of Atlanta case, you will need to show up about an hour before the scheduled court time of the original date. Go to the clerk window and ask them to place you on a calendar. You will have to pay an extra FTA fee. Some of the other courts are trickier, but you can get more information by contacting the clerk's office.

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