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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Open Container in Georgia

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1521655117943{padding-bottom: 35px !important;background-color: #08124b !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Open Container in Georgia” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left” margin_design_tab_text=””][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1521655524861{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1521655516528{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_text]O.C.G.A. § 40-6-253 prohibits all people, not just drivers, from: Consuming any alcoholic beverage, or Possessing any alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle on the roadway or shoulder of any public highway. The …

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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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No License on Person

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1550169024080{background-color: #08124b !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1550169070890{padding-top: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;background-color: #08124b !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”No License On Person” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left”][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1550165178823{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Under O.C.G.A. § 40-5-29, drivers in Georgia must carry their licenses in their immediate possession while operating a motor vehicle. The law also specifies that licensees are obligated to present their licenses upon demand of …

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Failure to Obey A Traffic Control Device

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1549575402174{padding-bottom: 25px !important;background-color: #08124b !important;}”][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left”][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, codified in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-20, is one of the most common traffic infractions in Georgia. In general, the law states that the “driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of an …

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Vehicular Homicide

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1531936133156{padding-bottom: 25px !important;background-color: #08124b !important;}”][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Vehicular Homicide” main_heading_color=”#ffffff” alignment=”left”][/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1531936189774{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]O.C.G.A. § 40-6-393 is the Homicide by Vehicle statute. Under this statute, a person commits a Homicide by Vehicle when he or she, without malice aforethought, causes the death of another person while: Improperly passing a school bus under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-163; …

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