Skilled Georgia Lawyer Fights Traffic Tickets and License Suspensions
Determined Vidalia attorney represents your rights when you face citations
Traffic violation charges in Georgia can limit your driving privileges and increase your insurance premiums. After the initial panic and stress that come with being pulled over and ticketed or arrested, you have the power to fight back. At the Law Office of Tina E. Maddox, LLC in Vidalia, I defend drivers who make simple errors in judgment as well as drivers who are unfairly accused by aggressive law enforcement officers. I have provided dedicated representation in Toombs County and other area courts since 2005.
Experienced lawyer defends clients accused of reckless and impaired driving
In Georgia traffic courts, I represent individuals accused of:
- DUI — A person can be charged with a DUI in Georgia even when his blood alcohol content (BAC) is less than the legal limit of .08 percent. Law enforcement officers rely on field sobriety tests and breathalyzers to prove DUI, but the results of either can be misleading and imprecise.
- Speeding — After getting a speeding ticket, you may be tempted to plead guilty and pay a fine to avoid traffic court. But fighting the ticket in court may keep your driving record clean and help you save hundreds of dollars in fines and insurance payments.
- Reckless driving — Any instance of a vehicle being operated “in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property” can lead to a misdemeanor charge. However, a police officer’s individual perception of what is “reckless” can be challenged in court.
- Distracted driving — Texting and reading messages while operating a motor vehicle are two common forms of illegal distracted driving. Any other activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road can also result in a monetary fine and points on a license.
I can move to have improperly obtained evidence and unreliable testimony thrown out and challenge the results of speed guns and breathalyzers, which are not foolproof.
Knowledgeable attorney helps with license, registration and insurance issues
Getting behind the wheel without the proper registration or insurance can jeopardize your right to drive in the future. However, Georgia courts can be forgiving if you show evidence that you attempted to fix the problem quickly. Submitting proof of updated tags or proof of insurance may help you avoid serious trouble.
Driving with a suspended license carries the possibility of jail time and a longer period of suspension or license revocation. If there were extraordinary circumstances to justify breaking your license suspension, I will ask the court for understanding and leniency.
Contact a skilled Georgia traffic violation defense attorney for a free consultation
If you are issued a traffic ticket or arrested for a driving offense in or around Toombs County, call the Law Office of Tina E. Maddox, LLC at 912-380-6393 or contact me online. From my office in Vidalia, Georgia, I provide strategic traffic violation defense.