Many people think that if they receive a speeding ticket in Georgia, it will not count in their home state. Nothing could be further from the truth. After you are charged with speeding in Georgia, it will be reported back to your home state and will show up on your driving record just as it would if it occurred in your state of residence.
It is important to note that some states will not enter minor out-of-state speeding tickets, so you should contact your DMV to find out what effect the ticket will have on your license before sending in your fine payment.
For example, if a North Carolina driver receives a ticket for going 15 mph or more over the speed limit in Georgia, his or her driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days. In this case, it would be in your best interest to hire an attorney to help you fight your Georgia speeding ticket.
Contesting Your Ticket
Contesting your ticket will typically lead to a reduction so that your license is not reported back to your home state. Not only will this keep points off of your license, it will also keep your automobile insurance premiums from going up. If you were going more than 20 mph over the speed limit, you can pretty much guarantee that your insurance rates will increase. This is also true if you have had another speeding ticket within the past three years.
How a Georgia Speeding Ticket Lawyer Can Help
Don’t let a ticket affect your insurance rates and driver’s license. Let our attorneys help with your out-of-state speeding ticket. We will contest your ticket to have your charges minimized or dropped. Contact us today to discuss your case.