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Georgia Speeding and Traffic Law Issues

Georgia has many particular laws and about speeding and traffic offenses.

One of the most surprising aspects of Georgia traffic law is that most Georgia traffic offenses are misdemeanors.  That means that they are often punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 base fine.  Speeding, running a stop sign, failure to maintain lane, and many more fall into that category.  In practice, it is unusual to see someone sentenced to jail time for a non-serious traffic offense unless they were going to be sitting in jail for some other offense at the same time.

That maximum punishment gives the courts a tremendous tool to deal with these cases though.  Most notably, it means that the one year can be converted to probation, which puts the person under court supervision for the term of probation.  It also can increase the costs associated with a traffic offense by adding monthly supervision fees.  

At any rate, this section will be used to collect some of the more notable issues relating to Georgia speeding and traffic laws.

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