Traffic Offenses

Aggressive Driving

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1549559219077{padding-bottom: 25px !important;background-color: #08124b !important;}”][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Aggressive Driving” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left” margin_design_tab_text=””][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Under Georgia law, the offense of Aggressive Driving is defined as “operating a motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person” by Violating the law regarding overtaking a vehicle on the left [O.C.G.A. § 40-6-42], [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Traffic …

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Atlanta Courthouse

Bench Warrant Dismissal in Atlanta Municipal Court

Bench Warrant Dismissal in Atlanta Municipal Court Yesterday I was in Fulton County getting a case dismissed. Today I was just up the street in Atlanta Municipal Court securing a dismissal on a different, though nonetheless important, type of matter: a Failure to Appear and Bench Warrant. I have written at length about Failures of …

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Fulton Courthouse

Another Day, Another Dismissal (and Another Happy Client)

Another Day, Another Dismissal (and Another Happy Client) Not a bad start to the week. This particular case was a traffic case that was bound over (transferred) from municipal court to Fulton County State Court. There were two charges: Failure to Maintain Lane and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device. We requested a jury trial. …

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School’s In Session: Illegally Passing a School Bus

School’s In Session:  Passing a School Bus It seems like the first day of school gets earlier and earlier every year, doesn’t it?  With the beginning of the school year comes traffic in Atlanta, and an increased number of certain traffic and criminal offenses.  Some of these offenses are not well-known.  So for the next …

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Georgia’s New Hands-Free Driving Law:  What You Need to Know

On July 1, 2018, a new Georgia law goes into effect that may require some changes to your commute.  The “Hands-Free Law,” signed by Governor Deal earlier this year, essentially states that a driver operating a motor vehicle may not hold a phone in his or her hand or allow the phone to rest on …

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FTAs and Atlanta Municipal Court

Ransomware Attack Cripples Atlanta Municipal Court and Causes Confusion, Missed Court Dates You may have heard of the ransomware attack that struck the City of Atlanta in March of this year.  This attack, in which hackers demanded that the City pay $51,000 in bitcoin, crippled many of the city’s government offices, and it continues to affect …

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Things To Know During Memorial Day Traffic Crackdowns

10 Things To Know During Memorial Day Traffic Crackdowns All attorneys who practice DUI law in Georgia know that holiday weekends mean traffic enforcement crackdowns, and Memorial Day weekend is no exception. On Monday, law enforcement officials in Georgia and its neighboring states began what they call the “Hands Across the Border” traffic enforcement campaign. …

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Parents of Teen Drivers: What You Need to Know

Georgia’s TADRS: Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act was enacted in 1997.  The law establishes the concept of Graduated Driver Licensing for 16-year-old drivers and also imposes additional restrictions on drivers up to age 18 and up to 21.  Prior to the enactment of this law, the fatality rate of teenage drivers was very high.  …

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