How Traffic Tickets Affect Under 21 Year Old Drivers In Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most people are aware that Georgia, like many states, assesses points when a person is convicted of a traffic offense.  However, most people are unaware of the consequences of how those points can affect their driver's license and their privilege to drive in Georgia.  Drivers under the age of 21 must be particularly mindful of how traffic tickets and auto accidents can potentially result in having a suspended license.   If you have been given a citation, hire one of our Georgia Traffic Ticket Lawyers as soon as possible

A driver under the age of 21 can have their license suspended for receiving four or more points for a single traffic violation.  Additionally, all drivers will automatically lose their license if they accumulate 15 or more total points.  The minimum period of suspension is 6 months, and drivers under 21 years of age do not qualify for a limited or restricted drivers license while suspended.  To be clear, this means the suspended driver cannot drive for any reason or purpose.

Many traffic offenses in Georgia have 4 or more points.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Aggressive Driving – 6 points
  • Unlawful passing of a school bus – 6 points
  • Speeding 34 miles per hour over a posted speed limit – 6 points
  • Reckless Driving – 4 points
  • Improper Passing on a hill or curve – 4 points
  • Speeding 24-33 miles per hour over a posted speed limit – 4 points

If you are an under 21 year-old driver and have received a traffic ticket for any of above-listed violations you need to contact a Georgia Traffic Ticket Attorney as soon as possible.  Only a qualified and experienced attorney will know and understand the traffic laws and what can be done to prevent the suspension of your driver's license.

This is not about paying a smaller fine or saving you from all inconveniences.  It's about getting your case reduced to something that will not result in a suspended license. You will still pay a fine and may have to attend defensive driving school, but the end result is hopefully an outcome where the offense is reduced to something that will not result in a driver's license suspension.

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