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Georgia Driver Indicted in Fatal Accident

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted a driver in relation to a fatal accident on I-20 this past summer.

The driver was indicted on charges of:

The driver has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was driving recklessly when he hit another car. He was allegedly driving over 100 mph.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense of reckless driving in today's post.

Reckless Driving in Georgia

Reckless Driving in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-390 as:

(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.

(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation.

Some examples of reckless driving are:

  • Excessive Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Illegal passing
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Ignoring traffic control devices
  • Racing other vehicles on a public roadway

There are plenty of other examples of reckless driving. A reckless driving conviction is serious and remains on your driving record. This is why hiring a defense attorney is of the utmost importance.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense. He exclusively handles DUI Cases. As a former DUI Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. You only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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