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Augusta Traffic Violations Attorney Defends Motorists Accused of Misconduct

Georgia attorney protects clients’ driving privileges and fights unfair citations

Traffic offenses run the gamut from very minor to extremely serious. Some violations are punished by a fine while more serious cases could involve jail time. At Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm in Augusta, our attorneys have years of experience helping Georgians obtain positive outcomes in traffic violation cases. We help drivers in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties who were ticketed for minor infractions as wells those who were arrested by police. You can trust our firm to advocate on your behalf no matter the nature of your offense.

Common traffic offenses

Our Augusta criminal defense law firm represents drivers facing various charges, including the following:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving without a license or on a suspended license
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Failing to yield
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Hit and run
  • Homicide by vehicle
  • Fleeing a police officer

Even if your traffic offense is not listed here, we can help you. We have the experience necessary to mount a strong defense regardless of the specific count.

Penalties for traffic violations in Georgia

A Georgia traffic conviction might be punished by a fine, points on your license, license suspension, enrollment in a driver improvement course, drug and alcohol counseling and jail time. Motor offenses can increase insurance premiums, mar your driving record and possibly result in a criminal record. We will advocate to have your offense dismissed or your charge reduced to eliminate or minimize the penalties you receive.

The legal process for fighting traffic offense citations

How you fight your traffic case depends upon the offense and circumstances. For speeding and other types of moving violation matters, you might opt to have us negotiate with the prosecutor for a reduced charge, perhaps one that is more lenient in regard to the fine and/or license points. In other cases, it may be to your benefit to go to court and present your evidence to fight the charge. A criminal defense attorney from our firm who is experienced in traffic violation cases can advise you about what makes the most sense for your situation and represent you in the process.

Defense against a traffic violation

Methods you can use to defend against a traffic offense allegation include:

  • Contesting the accuracy of the evidence brought against you
  • Contending that the officer stopped you illegally
  • Arguing that you made a mistake of fact, such as a justifiable reason why you were unaware that your conduct was unlawful
  • Asserting that your actions were necessary to avoid a road danger

Once we understand the traffic offense you are charged with, we will build a strategic and targeted defense designed to secure a satisfactory outcome.

Is an Augusta traffic attorney worth it?

It is often worth it to hire an Augusta traffic attorney for help fighting a traffic citation. Serious cases involving accusations of DUI, hit and run, fleeing from police and homicide by vehicle can lead to incarceration and a criminal record, so you should consult a qualified defense lawyer immediately. Even in prosecutions for less serious traffic violations, a skillful attorney might be able to help you avoid points on your license, suspension of driving privileges, hefty fines and increased insurance rates. Our Augusta traffic attorney can advise you about how we can give a better chance to achieve a positive resolution.

Contact an astute Augusta traffic violations attorney for a free initial consultation

Joseph T. Rhodes Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia, helps drivers in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties accused of traffic-related offenses. Call us at 706-496-1616 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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  • Augusta Office
    3540 Wheeler Road, Unit 402
    Augusta, Georgia 30909
    Phone: 706-496-1616
    Fax: 706-722-4817