Anne Bishop, P. O. Box 313, Gainesville, GA 30503 (770) 783-5296

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Speeding Tickets are Crimes in Georgia Northeast Georgia Traffic Ticket Attorney Lawyer in Gainesville, Georgia 770-783-5296

In Georgia, a person could technically be arrested and jailed for a traffic violation. Thankfully, that is rare as long as a person does not have an outstanding warrant.


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Supreme Court Ruling:  A recent United States Supreme Court ruling concluded that there is no constitutional protection for law enforcement officers arresting you for traffic offenses.  However, most law enforcement agencies do not arrest individuals who commit minor traffic offenses because it is a waste of time and money and the political ramifications of arresting individuals for traffic offenses could be problematic.

Misdemeanor:  Traffic offenses are not civil offenses.  Any traffic violation such as a speeding ticket or moving violation are punished as a misdemeanor criminal violation under Georgia law.

Change in Law:  In 2012, the Georgia General Assembly discussed the possibility of changing traffic offenses from a criminal violation to a civil or administrative one.  As of February 2013, traffic offenses are still criminal offenses under Georgia law. Northeast Georgia Traffic Ticket Attorney Lawyer in Gainesville, Georgia 770-783-5296

There are many reasons to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you on your traffic ticket. Depending on a driver’s record, a driver could be facing license suspension, an increase in insurance issues with their employer, and/or points accessed.


At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Criminal Defense Traffic Ticket Attorneys welcome any questions on Georgia Speeding Ticket and Georgia DUI laws.  Please Call or Email us with any questions, your initial consultation is free and confidential.

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