DUIs And Traffic Violations

Hollingsworth Trial LawyersLaw enforcement officers consider traffic stops to be routine, but to the individual being pulled over, it can be a truly unsettling experience. For some people, one traffic ticket can dramatically influence their lives, causing points against their drivers' licenses, steep fines they cannot afford, and, in some cases, potential for incarceration.

You do not have to sit by and let the law take advantage of your situation. By working with an experienced Tucker DUI and traffic defense attorney at Hollingsworth Trial Lawyers, LLC, you can protect your best interests today and for years to come.

Our firm is led by criminal law attorney James D. Hollingsworth, whose approach to legal representation is built on intimate knowledge of the law and a firm belief that no case is too small. He has worked as a lawyer for more than 37 years, helping clients throughout Northern Georgia find fair and just outcomes in uniquely challenging cases.

The Experience To Address Your Concerns And Protect Your Interests

By working with our firm, you will gain an understanding of your options, the advantages and disadvantages of different legal strategies available, and reliable counsel that stands by you every step of the way.

We handle a wide range of traffic violation issues, including accusations of:

  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding tickets
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Driving without a license or driving while suspended
  • DUIs, drunk driving and driving under the influence of a controlled substance

DRUNK DRIVING AND THE 10 DAY RULE

We fight for you to keep your license.

If you were arrested for DUI in Georgia, you driver's license was probably taken and you were given a DDS Form 1205. This form allows you to keep driving, but only for the next 30 days. At the end of that period, your driver's license will be automatically suspended - unless you request an administrative hearing within 10 days of your arrest.

The 10 day rule applies if:

  • You are 21 or older and you blew .08 or higher
  • You are under 21 and you blew .02 or higher
  • You are a commercial driver and you blew .04 or higher
  • You refused the breath test

It is critical for you to request the administrative hearing and obtain representation from an experienced DUI defense lawyer. Without a strong and effective defense effort, you could be convicted, resulting in the loss of your driver's license, sharply higher insurance premiums and a possible jail sentence.

The Georgia Traffic Violation Point System

The points to be assessed for each offense shall be as provided in the following schedule:

  • Aggressive driving 6 points
  • Reckless driving 4 points
  • Unlawful passing of a school bus 6 points
  • Improper passing on a hill or a curve 4 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit by more than 14 miles per hour but less than 19 miles per hour 2 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 19 miles per hour or more but less than 24 miles per hour 3 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 24 miles per hour or more but less than 34 miles per hour 4 points
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 34 miles per hour or more 6 points
  • Disobedience of any traffic-control device or traffic officer 3 points
  • Too fast for conditions 0 points
  • Possessing an open container of an alcoholic beverage while driving 2 points
  • Failure to adequately secure a load, except fresh farm produce, resulting in loss of such load onto the roadway which results in an accident 2 points
  • Violation of child safety restraint requirements, first offense 1 point
  • Violation of child safety restraint requirements, second or subsequent offense 2 points
  • All other moving traffic violations which are not speed limit violations 3 points

The commissioner shall suspend the driver's license of any person who has accumulated a violation point count of 15 or more points in any consecutive 24-month period, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained to the date of the most current arrest for which a conviction is obtained. A second or subsequent plea of nolo contendere, within the preceding five years, as measured from the dates of previous arrests for which pleas of nolo contendere were accepted to the date of the most current arrest for which a plea of nolo contendere is accepted, to a charge of committing an offense listed in this subsection shall be considered a conviction for the purposes of this Code section. At the end of the period of suspension, the violation point count shall be reduced to zero points.

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