I would have kept the case in the Municipal or Probate court, you are possibly facing jail time, large fines and further license suspension on the Suspended license charge. Retain counsel that practices traffic law
to handle your case.
You should consult an Attorney that handles Traffic cases in the jurisdiction you received the citation to evaluate your options.
Yes, you need an attorney. If you are convicted of the suspended license charge you are facing at least 2 days in jail, a minimum $500 fine, and an additional 6 months of license suspension. This 6 month suspension is a hard suspension meaning there is no limited permit for work. You may have certain defenses to the suspended license charge depending on why your license was suspended, and if the state is required to give you notice based on the type of suspension. 58 in a 45 doesn't even go on your driving history, but if he got you with a laser gun he is not required to show you the speed or to do a calibration check. If he got you with radar he is required to do both upon request.
James L. Yeargan, Jr. is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia. All information given is based only on Georgia law, and is not directly applicable to any other jurisdictions, states, or districts. This response, or any response, is not legal advice. This response, or any response, does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information. Any state specific concerns should be directed to an attorney who is licensed to practice law in that respective state.