Decatur Traffic Violation Lawyers
If you received a ticket from law enforcement for driving too fast, changing lanes without signaling, running a red light, or driving under the influence in Decatur, our traffic violation attorneys can help.
With over 20 years experience in Decatur and surrounding areas, our traffic ticket law firm fights to eliminate or reduce charges against you, including moving violations and driving under the influence (DUI).
Help with DUI offenses
Drinking and driving is a mistake. Believing nothing can be done about your arrest can also be a costly mistake. DUI traffic violations are serious and require skilled representation by an attorney who knows how to protect your rights.
Driving under the influence of intoxicating substances carries severe penalties in Georgia. If convicted of a first DUI offense in Georgia, you face the following penalties:
- A fine of $300 to $1,000
- Imprisonment of up to 12 months
- Suspension of driving privileges
- Probation for up to one year
- A minimum of 40 hours of community service (20 hours if under 21 years of age)
- Permanent criminal record of conviction
- Difficulty obtaining affordable automobile insurance upon conviction
Penalties are amplified under aggravated circumstances or with subsequent conviction on DUI within a ten-year period.
Traffic violation attorney in Decatur
Named a leading attorney in Georgia by Super Lawyers, a rating agency of American lawyers, Jim Michael uses his experience as a former DeKalb County Public Defender to thoroughly challenge the grounds on which DUI and other traffic violations in Decatur are based.
Even without a DUI charge, traffic violations impact your driving record, insurance rates, and driving privileges.
• Reckless driving
• Running a stop sign
• Parking in an unauthorized zone without permit or authorization
• Non-functional vehicle equipment such as headlights
• Expired or missing license plates
Negotiations with prosecuting attorneys can lead to a minimum sentence or reduced fine in exchange for a guilty plea to a lesser offense. If you receive a traffic violation in Decatur, Jim Michael is a local, experienced criminal attorney who can help.
Investigation may reveal inconsistencies in the case against you. As with all criminal cases, the state has the burden of proving you are guilty. Experienced traffic ticket law firms in Decatur can make that burden of conviction more difficult.
Contact a skilled traffic ticket law firm in Decatur
Highly regarded among Decatur traffic violation lawyers, Jim Michael is a criminal defense attorney with a strong record of success defending clients charged with traffic violations, or facing traffic tickets in Georgia. Call 404-857-4059 or contact Jim online or to set up a free consultation.
We represent individuals throughout the following counties: