I received a speeding ticket in georgia for 24 miles over.i live in florida. The fee changes from 300 to 750 for going 24 instead of 23.i was speeding im not disbuting that but 400 $ difference for 1 point is rediculius. I cant afford it nor can i travel back to fight it. What should i do?
See if the court has a payment plan. Your other possibilities you stated would not happen.
I would also suggest that you start calling attorneys in the locale in GA and ask them about any local deferred adjudication/traffic school/ etc. possibilities.
I was speaking with a Savannah attorney about these very very high penalties for speeding in Georgia; and I can't figure out why they are so unduly burdensome, not proportional and unfair.
Good Luck, I hope you find a way out of this and to prevail absolutely.
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You may want to post this same question in the Georgia section of avvo. Local attorneys in that state may be in a better position to give you advice.
Call a Ga. criminal defense attorney or motor vehicle attorney from the area where this happened. Check credentials on the web especially reviews on AVVO. A local attorney will know the players and procedures in that Court. In NJ the State can not likely sustain a 1 MPH difference. There is a margin of error in the radar or tracking guns and pacing is not that exact. So in NJ a reduction to the lesser offense would happened. I do not kow about Ga. Also in NJ you can appear through your attorney. Check on Ga. I do not not know if the cost of such an attorney in Ga. would be more than the savings but check it out.