James Samuel McRae’s Answers

James Samuel McRae

Decatur Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer.

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

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Samuel McRae
    2. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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  2. 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.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Samuel McRae
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Daniel Ellis Rice
    4. Jack Ira Klein
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  3. How can I clear up my legal issues without going to jail?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. James Samuel McRae
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Contact an attorney that works in the court that has your case. They can ask the court to withdraw the FTA warrant. If the judge won't, you'll have to make bond. You are doing the right thing by trying to tackle this head on, it only gets worse the longer you wait.

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  4. 17 received speeding ticket and license was suspended, she was locked up for driving should she hire a lawyer and what basic

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. James Samuel McRae
    3. Allen Rust Knox
    4. Jack Ira Klein
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  5. 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

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua Mark Geller
    2. James Samuel McRae
    3. Allen Rust Knox
    3 lawyer answers

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. James Samuel McRae
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. Lindsey Jordan Share
    4 lawyer answers

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

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  7. Is there a way to keep my license?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael David Barber Jr.
    2. Patricia Gabrielle Abbott
    3. James Samuel McRae
    4. Peter Christian Komar
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  8. How can I defend myself?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Ellis Rice
    2. James Samuel McRae
    3. Brett Ladd
    3 lawyer answers

    Is your license suspended for another reason? You need to call or go to the Department of Driver Services and find out what is going on. You can find a lot of useful information on your driving status by starting an account at DDS.GA.GOV. It only takes a minutes and is free. You can also order a driving history for a small fee. That is the first place to start investigating this issue. Once that is resolved, an attorney can help you resolve the suspended license case.

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  9. How far away speed limit sign is it ok to shoot radar if the limit changes

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Samuel McRae
    2. Brett Ladd
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, that is plenty of distance from a change of speed sign for the police to use laser or radar. You need a 59 in a 45 to keep this off your record. It's worth going to court and asking for the reduction, or hiring an attorney to do so on your behalf.

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  10. Dec 8th arrested for drag racing .. dec 10 plead nolo, required to pay $293 fine ...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Samuel McRae
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    4. Patrick Owen Earl
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a good example of why consulting an attorney is always beneficial after receiving a serious traffic violation. An attorney could have helped guide you through the drag racing case to avoid a license suspension. We the present case, it's difficult to say what will happen in the City of Atlanta on a charge like this, it will depend on numerous factors including whether you can have your license reinstated by the court date, which judge and prosecutor your case is assigned to, and what...

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