If you have received a traffic ticket in the unincorporated sections of Tift County or if a jury trial is being held in your traffic case, it will fall under the jurisdiction of the court housed at the Tift State Court. When going to court for one of these offenses, you want to make certain you have legal representation with you. While it may be tempting to simply pay your ticket online or by phone and skip going to court, you should think twice before doing so. Paying your ticket is admitting guilt and accepting the charges that come with doing so. This can have a number of long-term consequences. If you believe you received a ticket in error and want to contest the charges, the Kunes Law Office is here to help you.
Tift State Court
The Tift State County Court is housed in the Charles Kent Administration Building in Tifton, Georgia. It is located at 225 North Tift Avenue. In addition to traffic cases, the court also hears misdemeanor criminal cases, civil lawsuits, and appeals. Before you appear in front of a judge, it is important that you fully understand what you have been charged with and how it will affect you. Many people assume a traffic ticket is a minor inconvenience and that after they pay the fine, it will no longer matter. However, this is not true. A traffic ticket becomes a part of your permanent court record, and it may even appear on a background check.
In addition to affecting your driving record, traffic tickets impact your auto insurance. Your insurance company can check your driving record at any time, and they will see your speeding tickets. They may use these tickets as justification for raising your premiums. If you have too many tickets, it is even possible that your insurance company will choose not to renew your policy. You then will need to find a new insurance carrier, but that can be difficult since they will also check your driving record. Having a team of legal experts can help you avoid these penalties and keep your driving record clean.
Tift County Commercial Driving Violations
Commercial drivers must be especially careful when it comes to pleading no contest or guilty to a traffic violation. It is possible to have your commercial driving license suspended for months or even canceled completely if you have too many violations on your record. You will want to work closely with one of the attorneys from the Kunes Law Office to dismiss the charges or at least reduce them. Trying to defend yourself rarely works, especially since there are many different state statues that you must understand.
In addition to standard traffic violations and commercial driving violations, there are also DUI charges, reckless driving, and the Super Speeder laws that are unique to Georgia. Often, our team can find a small error in how the ticket was written or presented that will allow us to motion for the case to be dismissed. If you’re facing any type of traffic ticket and need to appear in Tift State Court, contact the Kunes Law Office today at 229-382-4900. We want to talk to you.