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Signing a Georgia Speeding Ticket

Attorney John Breakfield talks about signing a Georgia traffic ticket.

If you sign your name to a traffic ticket you are not admitting guilt to the violation, you are simply promising to appear in court on the designated court date.


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Signature Bond:  Many of our clients ask us about the legal implications of signing a traffic ticket.  Signing a traffic ticket is a signature bond, assuring the law enforcement officer as well as the court that you will pay the fine before your court date or appear in court when you are supposed to.  It is very important to note that signing a citation is not an admission of guilt, but simply a promise that you will show up on your court date.

Court Date:  If you do not appear in court a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest.

Refusal to Sign:  A lot of the time law enforcement officers will write refused to sign on the ticket if you do not sign the ticket.    However, a law enforcement officer has the authority to arrest you and transport you to jail if you refuse to sign the traffic ticket.  If you are arrested, you will have to post either a cash or property bond, acknowledging that you will appear in court at a later date.

Attorney John Breakfield talks about signing a Georgia traffic ticket.

Signing a Georgia speeding ticket is not an admission of guilt, it is simply a promise to appear to answer to the charge.

Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, Anne Bishop, welcomes questions on Criminal Defense and Georgia DUI laws. Please Call or Email us about any questions you may have about GA DUI laws in Georgia and please remember your initial consultation is free of charge.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney welcomes questions on Criminal Defense laws, Traffic Laws and Georgia DUI laws. Please Call or Email us with any questions.

About the attorney:  Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWIMarijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.  The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, OakwoodFlowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and/or video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296