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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Depends on which court the ticket is in, and how comfortable you are talking to a prosecutor. You need to have the speed reduced to a 59 in a 45 to keep the citation from being reported on your driving history and increasing your insurance rate. An attorney can handle that type of ticket pretty easily in most local courts.
If the citation is in Atlanta Municipal Court, you may qualify for their pre-trial intervention program and be able to pay a participation fee and/or do some other class requirements to have the charge dismissed. You can discuss this option with the solicitor at the court date.