Serious driving offenses can have far-reaching consequences, not only for those charged but also for public safety. In Georgia, five specific serious driving offenses are treated with utmost seriousness by the legal system.
If you find yourself facing serious driving offenses, remember that the Law Office of Vic Wiegand has a proven track record of defending clients against these charges.
One of the most common driving severe offenses in Georgia is the “Super Speeder” offense. This offense occurs when a driver is caught exceeding the speed limit by 75 miles per hour on a two-lane road or 85 miles per hour on any street or highway.
The statute specifies an extra $200 fine for super speeders, but the total super speeder fine is not fixed, as speeding fines differ across Georgia counties and cities. Therefore, you’ll pay the standard speeding fine plus the additional $200.
A hit-and-run offense involves leaving the scene of an accident without stopping to exchange information with the other party or reporting the incident to the authorities. If a person causes a deadly accident or a severe injury and doesn’t stop or follow the rules stated in this law, they’ll be charged with a serious crime and could go to jail for one to five years if convicted.
If the accident leads to an injury that’s not as severe or only damages a vehicle, the person who doesn’t stop or follow the law will be charged with a less serious crime called a misdemeanor and fined.
Fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement is another serious driving offense in Georgia. This offense occurs when a driver attempts to evade a pursuing police vehicle by disregarding the officer’s signal to stop. The penalties for fleeing and attempting to elude shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of not less than $5,000.00 nor more than $10,000.00 and imprisonment for not less than 12 months nor more than ten years.
Through years of experience handling complex and demanding criminal cases, Vic Wiegand has gained a reputation for getting results. When you are facing serious driving offenses such as these listed or others of concern such as reckless driving having an attorney who understands the nuances of the law and can mount a robust defense is crucial. Our team is dedicated to protecting your rights and providing the best possible legal representation.
We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and fight for their rights. If you are facing serious driving offenses in Georgia, you don’t have to navigate the legal system alone. Get the help you need. Call Today: (770) 886-4646. Your future may depend on it.
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