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Superior Court, State Court, Municipal Court, Probate Court, or Recorders Court? Traffic citations, or tickets, are considered misdemeanor criminal offenses under Georgia. Every county in Georgia has a Superior Court, which has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, in addition to most civil cases. The more populous counties also have a State Court to handle misdemeanor criminal cases and certain civil cases. Municipalities, or cities, also have their own courts, called municipal courts. These courts handle traffic offenses, some other misdemeanor offenses, and city...
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In 2010, the Georgia legislature passed a passed a law making it illegal to “write, send, or read any text-based communication, including but not limited to a text message, instant message, e-mail, or Internet data” while operating a motor vehicle on a public Georgia road or highway. Georgia police officers are allowed to stop and ticket people for violating the law even if they are driving safely and haven’t committed any other traffic offense. Since the law passed, thousands of Georgia residents have been ticketed for violation. Penalties Drivers that are...
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Suspension  Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will impose a mandatory suspension of a driving privilege on a Georgia driver convicted in Georgia, or any other state, of: Racing; or, Operating a vehicle with a suspended, revoked, or canceled registration; or, Leaving the scene of an accident; or, Homicide by vehicle; or, Using a vehicle to elude or attempt to elude an officer. Revocation  DDS will revoke a driving privilege if a driver is convicted of: Being a habitual offender due to 3 convictions in 5 years of offense that causes a mandatory...
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If you’ve lost your Georgia driving privilege to suspension or revocation there may be some help for you. Often you may be eligible for a Limited Driving Permit while your license is suspended or revoked. These permits are available only for a fee, the fees are generally about $25 except for a habitual violator who must pay $210. Click here for a list of the fees.  The Limited Driving Permit (LDP) allows you to drive to: Work; and, Doctor or pharmacy; and, School; and, Drug or alcohol support groups; and, Driver's education Court, probation, or community service...
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What is the Georgia Super Speeder Law? A "Super Speeder" is any driver, including out-of-state drivers, convicted of: Speeding at 75 mph or more on a 2-lane road; or, Speeding at 85 mph or more on any road or highway in the State of Georgia. If your vioaltion falls within the criteria for Super Speeder, the law requires that you to pay $200, in addition to the court fines and fees. How will I know about the Super Speeder Fine? Once convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more, the Georgia Department of Driver Services will notify you of the $200 Super Speeder fee by...
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Any driver that accumulates 15 points or more in any 24 month period will have their driver license suspended. Points assessed for traffic convictions range from 2-6 points as indicated below. 6 - Point Traffic Convictions Aggressive Driving Unlawful Passing a School Bus Speeding -  34 mph or more over the posted speed limit 4 - Point Traffic Convictions Reckless driving Improper passing on a hill or curve Speeding - 24 to 33 mph over the posted speed limit 3 - Point Traffic Convictions Speeding,19 to 23 miles an hour over the posted speed Failure to obey a...
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Cause Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will suspend a license if: Driver accumulates 15 or more points in a 24 month period; or, A Driver under 18 years old accumulates 4 points in 12 months; or, A driver under  18 years old is convicted of a 4 point violation. Click here for a list of points for traffic violations. Resolution A driver's first suspension from points may be lifted immediately upon the completion of an approved defensive driving course.  To apply for the suspension lift, a driver must present the defensive driving completion certificate to...





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