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How Much is a Speeding Ticket in Georgia?

By: Cory Yager, Super Lawyers and Martindale Hubbell rated criminal law attorney and ex-cop with over 2000 speeding tickets issued.

Cory E. Yager, Georgia Speeding Ticket Super Lawyer

The title of this page is broader than it seems at first glance. By that, I mean that the dollars and cents you may pay to settle a traffic ticket is just ONE cost item that you need to evaluate long before your court date. 

Be aware that no roadway in Georgia has a posted limit higher than 70 mph, and these are on interstate highways. Many judges will hand down very tough sentences for those drivers who flaunt the posted speed limit by racing or traveling at over 100 mph. This harsh punishment can include judicially suspending your driver’s license, particularly if a police chase is involved or an accident.

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Georgia Speeding Ticket Cost

Because most citizens have never investigated GA speeding fines, they are clueless about how high the monetary penalties and other potential penalties are (e.g., being placed on probation or having to take a driver improvement class). If you go to court and receive a conviction for any speeding violation and THEN call us, the cost to try to undo your error can be double or more what it would have been, had you not created this problem by trying to represent yourself.

Once convicted of a super speeder violation in Georgia, GA Department of Driver Services sends out a super speeder notification via U.S. mail. You have from the date your notification is mailed out up to the 120-day deadline to pay the super speeder fines or your driving privileges will be suspended. To emphasize the importance of this, read this carefully: failure to pay the $200 super speeder fines to the Department of Driver Services within 120 days of your conviction will result in a license suspension. If your license gets suspended, there is an additional $50 fee for the reinstatement fee.

The code sections listed below are the main, controlling laws in Georgia pertaining to speeding crimes in various courtrooms. Unless limited by the specific statute (e.g., seat belt violations) the fines can be as high as $1000 plus state add-ons called “surcharges.”

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Georgia Speeding Laws

The Georgia Department of Driver Services (GA DDS) is the state of Georgia agency that tracks all convictions (in any state or jurisdiction) to add to the history of your driving record. Importantly, DDS GA will not report adult age (21 years of age and over) speeding citations resolved in court for under 15 mph (miles per hour) over the limit. 

In addition, a new “tax” called the Georgia super speeder law is applicable on any two-lane road on which the driver is exceeding the posted speed limit by traveling at 75 mph or higher on any two-lane road. For multi-lane roads, the tax is added if traveling at 85 mph or more. The point system in Georgia ranges from 2 to 6 points for each speeding traffic violation. If a driver accumulates 15 points or more within a 24 month period, his/her driving privileges will be suspended.

Before you pay the fine for a speed limit violation at your traffic court, you need to know how your insurance rates may be affected with your car insurance company, plus whether our legal team can find a way to avoid the $200 added tax for being a super speeder GA. 

Georgia Speeding Laws

O.C.G.A. 40-6-181 (OCGA Speeding – general GA Code section)

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

O.C.G.A. 40-6-160 (Special GA Code School Bus Speeding Violation)

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

O.C.G.A. 40-6-185 Speeding on Bridge or Structure (Reduced speed areas for OCGA Speeding violations)

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

O.C.G.A. 40-6-188 Speeding in Work Zone (increased fines in construction zones for worker safety)

15-18 mph-2 points

19-23 mph-3 points

24-33 mph-4 points

34+ mph-6 points

O.C.G.A. 40-14-18 Enforcement of speed limit in school zones with recorded images

Civil Monetary Penalties: $75 fine- First violation

$125 fine-Second and subsequent violations

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If you need to know more about a pending traffic ticket case, call today to speak to one of our award-winning lawyers near me. No matter what county in Georgia your state court, municipal court, recorder’s court or probate court ticket is pending, our traffic law attorneys can assist you. Our guidance about whether you take a defensive driving course, or risk reduction court to find a way to not plead guilty and 6 points are assessed, Dial 404-567-5515 for your FREE lawyer consultation.

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The information you obtain at this web site, related videos, image resources, Facebook, Twitter or other social media content, or blog postings is not, nor is it intended to be or provide, legal advice from a Georgia lawyer. This page is designed to help you find legal information, learn the basics about any criminal offense or court case in the state of Georgia, and then search for attorneys near me for your representation in GA.

You are well-advised to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation and to obtain targeting help from an experienced lawyer in the community. Our Georgia lawyers invite you to peruse our site for answers to FAQs, charts, graphics and explanation of legal terms about Georgia laws. Then, call today about our legal services. 

Our attorneys in Atlanta can interview you in person, or remotely via cell phone video conference or computer laptop or desktop interview. Our law group welcomes your email communication, chat responses, phone calls, letters and electronic mail so that we can try to be of service in the areas of criminal defense when you contact us. 

Our law office maintains a strict privacy policy, and (if you don’t retain one of our Georgia attorneys) our law firm staff will shred your paperwork. Contacting us (through any communication method) does not create an attorney-client relationship until a fee agreement is signed and you hire a legal professional with our legal team.

Please do not send any confidential information to our GA attorneys through this website portal until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established and all terms and conditions or our retainer contract are agreed upon. If needed, clients may request a payment plan with our criminal justice attorney for payment of your legal fees.

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DISCLAIMER AND PRIVACY POLICY

The information you obtain at this web site, related videos, image resources, Facebook, Twitter or other social media content, or blog postings is not, nor is it intended to be or provide, legal advice from a Georgia lawyer. This page is designed to help you find legal information, learn the basics about any criminal offense or court case in the state of Georgia, and then search for attorneys near me for your representation in GA.

You are well advised to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation, and to obtain targeting help from an experienced lawyer in the community. Our Georgia lawyers invite you to peruse our site for answers to FAQs, charts, graphics and explanation of legal terms about Georgia laws. Then, call today about our legal services. 

Our attorneys in Atlanta can interview you in person, or remotely via cell phone video conference or computer laptop or desktop interview. Our law group welcomes your email communication, chat responses, phone calls, letters and electronic mail, so that we can try to be of service in the areas of criminal defense when you contact us. 

 Our law office maintains a strict privacy policy, and (if you don’t retain one of our Georgia attorneys) our law firm staff will shred your paperwork. Contacting us (through any communication method) does not create an attorney-client relationship until a fee agreement is signed and you hire a legal professional with our legal team.

Please do not send any confidential information to our GA attorneys through this website portal until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established and all terms and conditions or our retainer contact are agreed upon. If needed, clients may request a payment plan with our criminal justice attorney for payment of your legal fees.

Copyright 2020, by William C. Head. All rights reserved.