Racing in Georgia - A Serious Misdemeanor Traffic Offense in Georgia
Racing is a serious traffic offense that lead to loss of license probation and even jail time. In addition, if you are later charged with more serious traffic offense such as a DUI, having a history of racing on your record can lead to disqualification from limited driving permits. Georgia Judges and Prosecutors take racing and other high-speed related cases extremely seriously. There are countless tragedies on the roads of the State of Georgia. Accidents involving young people, and juveniles attract the attention of the general public with an high interest towards deterring such actions. A Georgia Lawyer trained in the defense of racing cases and other serious traffic misdemeanors case help.
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Pursuant to GA Law ( O.C.G.A 40-6-186) , Racing is Defined As:
"Racing" means the use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to outgain, outdistance, or prevent another vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes.
"Drag racing" means the operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerated speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other or the operation of one or more vehicles over a common selected course from the same point to the same point for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.
Georgia law prohibits any vehicle on a highway of this state from participating in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record.
Common Punishments for Racing in Georgia Include:
- Any punishments allowed under the misdemeanor sentencing statute
- Fines of $1000 plus court costs
- License suspension for points if the charge causes you to reach 15 points
- License suspension as a penalty for the offense itself
- License suspension for 6 months for persons under the age of 21
- Court-ordered license suspension for any driver if the court deems it necessary
- Community Service
What Can Be Done If A Driver is Charged with Racing in Georgia:
There are always alternative sentences and alternative outcomes. Just because you have been charged with racing, for one thing, does not mean you are guilty. Even if you are guilty of the actions that caused you to be charged, it does not mean you have to be convicted. There are ways to negotiate your case to an alternative outcome. There are always possibilities. Contact our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for an immediate consultation about your case. We are always here to help. Our Georgia Lawyers are trained to help you.
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