Atlanta Traffic Crimes Defense Attorney
Traffic Violations Lawyer with Over 24 Years of Experience
Georgia’s law is strict concerning criminal traffic offenses and has severe penalties for those who violate traffic laws to a criminal extent. If you have been accused of traffic crimes, it is vital to defend your rights to avoid a permanent criminal record and points on your driving record. The attorneys at Abt Law Firm have over 24 years of experience helping those accused of traffic crimes in Atlanta. We have successfully handled over 2,500 cases and over 100 jury trials. Let the experienced Atlanta traffic crimes defense attorneys help you defend your rights, so you can obtain the best possible results for your case.
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Types of Traffic Crimes
A few more serious traffic offenses fall in the category of criminal offenses, include driving under the influence, a hit and run, or driving with a suspended license. These crimes can negatively affect your driving record, increase your auto insurance, subject your vehicle to impoundment, result in fines and even jail time.
Other serious types of traffic crimes include the following:
Reckless Driving – Georgia law defines reckless driving as the disregard of people or property. Unfortunately, this definition is often open to interpretation, specifically by law enforcement officers who may have differing opinions on what constitutes recklessness. Penalties for a reckless driving conviction may include fines of up to $1,000 and could land you a maximum of 1 year in jail.
Aggressive Driving – Georgia law defines aggressive driving in a manner similar to road rage, including intent to harass, intimidate, annoy, injure, obstruct, or molest another person. The penalties for a conviction of aggressive driving include fines of up to $5,000 and up to one year in jail.
Eluding Police – Individuals who fail to stop for a police officer can be charged for fleeing or eluding police. Depending on whether the individual has previous charges of fleeing or eluding police, the penalties include fines ranging between $500 and $5,000, and jail time ranging from 10-days to 1-year.
Serious Injury by Vehicle – The criminal offense of serious injury by vehicle is the result of an injury caused by the negligence of someone else. Causing serious injury to someone else due to negligence, especially if the individual is permanently disabled, disfigured, or suffers an amputation, has serious consequences. The penalties for a conviction include jail time of at least 1 to 15 years in prison.
Homicide by Vehicle – Homicide by vehicle is a serious criminal offense in Georgia. This offense includes the acts of leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, DUI, eluding police, or other behaviors that result in the death of another person. A conviction of homicide by vehicle includes a prison sentence ranging from 3 to 15 years. Individuals who are not violating other laws, or who unintentionally contribute to the death of someone else by vehicle will be subject to lesser charges. This may include fines of up to $1,000 and up to 1 year in prison.
Fight Criminal Traffic Offenses with the Help of Our Atlanta Traffic Crime Lawyers!
Criminal traffic offenses can affect an individual’s driving and criminal records and can result in expensive fines and potential incarceration. Even though these allegations are serious, there may be opportunities to negotiate a more favorable outcome, such as through a well thought out criminal defense. At Abt Law Firm, LLC, we understand how important it is to protect your rights and your future. We have over 24 years of experience and have successfully handled over 2,500 cases and over 100 jury trials. Contact our office to start getting the help you need to fight criminal traffic offenses.
To keep your record clear, call us to schedule a free consultation for a free consultation at (678) 582-2272. We are available 24/7!