LEARN THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RECKLESS DRIVING AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING THROUGHOUT COUNTIES IN GEORGIA
You may assume that aggressive driving and reckless driving are the same, but a Cobb or Paulding County traffic attorney understands how different these two charges are according to Georgia law. Reckless driving is a serious offense, but aggressive driving leads to harsher penalties. Driving aggressively is legally defined as intending to annoy, harass, injure, intimidate, obstruct, or molest another person while operating a vehicle. Reckless driving is more ambiguous, and Georgia law characterizes recklessness as any type of driving action that demonstrates disregard for property or people. This ambiguity means that a citation from one police officer may be vastly different from a citation from another officer, and many citations may be eventually judged as groundless.
YOU MAY FACE SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS WITHOUT EXPERT LEGAL REPRESENTATION AGAINST YOUR AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CHARGE
Aggressive driving means that the vehicle operator was behaving with malicious intent, but this turns out not be true for many reasons. Excessive or unnecessary lane changing, unlawful passing, and speeding are types of moving violations that can get elevated and cited as aggressive driving. A driver who engages in these driving behaviors may be impatient, but this is not the same as having malicious intent. The consequences to a conviction for aggressive driving may include:
- Considerable points added to your driving record
- Steep fines
- Required driving courses at your expense
YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HAVE YOUR AGGRESSIVE DRIVING VIOLATION DOWNGRADED OR POTENTIALLY EXPUNGED WITH THE HELP OF A KNOWLEDGEABLE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS LAWYER
You may be sure of your behavior and the circumstances that led to your aggressive driving citation, but selecting to represent yourself and forgo legal counsel may be a monumental mistake. A conviction may result in six points attached to your driving record, and if you accumulate fifteen points or more in the span of two years, your license can be suspended under Georgia law. This is why going to court without legal representation is so risky. The experienced traffic firm attorneys at Webb & D'Orazio will prepare a vigorous defense, fight to downgrade aggressive driving citations to lesser charges, and potentially have charges dismissed entirely. Call (770) 952-7000 to speak to an expert at Webb & D'Orazio today.