Rapper Lil Baby Accused of Reckless Driving and Fleeing Police in Atlanta Last Week

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports, Dominique Jones - also known as Lil Baby - was arrested last week on several different traffic violations. Police reported that a trooper saw Jones driving an orange Corvette when he failed to signal while changing lanes. Jones then began to weave in and out of lanes to avoid the officer.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline some of the offenses faced by Jones in today's post.

Reckless Driving in Georgia

Reckless Driving in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code 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.

Fleeing or Attempting to Elude in Georgia

Fleeing or attempting to elude in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. §40-6-395 as:

(a) It shall be unlawful for any driver of a vehicle willfully to fail or refuse to bring his or her vehicle to a stop or otherwise to flee or attempt to elude a pursuing police vehicle or police officer when given a visual or an audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop. The signal given by the police officer may be by hand, voice, emergency light, or siren. The officer giving such signal shall be in uniform prominently displaying his or her badge of office, and his or her vehicle shall be appropriately marked showing it to be an official police vehicle.

(b) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a high and aggravated misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $5,000.00, which fine shall not be subject to suspension, stay, or probation and imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than 12 months. 

Practice Note

The rapper is facing both of these traffic violations. As you can see from the legal definitions above, he is facing some serious consequences. And according to reports, he is also facing some other traffic violations as well.

Both reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude are common charges - however, they are still considered very serious traffic offenses.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or have been cited for a serious traffic violation, such as DUI in Georgia, contact our offices today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you with your case now.

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