WHY YOU SHOULD FIGHT THE TICKET
Receiving a traffic ticket in Georgia or South Carolina can be stressful and expensive. It can be especially difficult for drivers under the age of 21 since Georgia has various laws that specifically target teenage drivers. Regardless, if you do not choose the best representation, then the long-term consequences could be detrimental to your driver’s license and insurance premiums.
Why should I pay for an attorney if I have to still pay the fine?
ANSWER: Because it will save you money. When you receive a traffic ticket in Georgia or South Carolina your insurance rates may increase between $400 to $1,000 per year for the next 3 – 5 years. Many drivers fail to realize the real “cost” behind a traffic citation is the increase in your insurance payments as your rates rise.
What if I am an out-of-state driver?
ANSWER: You can still suffer consequences to your license and insurance premiums in your home state.
Most states follow the terms of the “Driver License Compact” which allows states to share traffic violation and license suspension information with one another.
That means that what happens in Georgia or South Carolina doesn’t mean that it stays in that particular state. A speeding ticket in could very well affect cause your license to be suspended in your home state. Even if you are an out-of-state resident, a state has the power to prevent a driver with a suspended license from obtaining a license from another state while that suspension is active.
What if I just pay the fine over the phone or internet?
ANSWER: In Georgia and South Carolina, paying a traffic citation without any negotiation will result in you pleading GUILTY to the offense and receiving a conviction. Upon pleading GUILTY, points will be assessed to your Driver’s License. Additionally, your insurance company will learn of the conviction and increase your rates automatically.
It is always in your best interest to hire an experienced law firm like Bell & Brigham to handle your traffic matter for you. Our firm has handled over a thousand similar traffic cases throughout Georgia and South Carolina and we will fight on your behalf to save you:
Our Firm has successfully fought and resolved traffic tickets including:
• Speeding tickets
• Super Speeder
• Red light
• Stop sign
• No insurance
• Suspended license
• Suspended registration
• Failure to appear and Warrants
• Passing a School Bus
• Reckless Driving
• Hit & Run
• Improper Lane Change
• Improper Passing
• Following Too Closely
• Move Over Violation
• Failure to Yield
• Texting While Driving
• Disorderly Conduct
• Possession of Less than 1 oz. Marijuana
• Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device
• No Valid License