Traffic Ticket Under 21 Drivers

Certain offenses will result in a *suspension of driving privileges for drivers that are under the age of 21. These offenses are:

  • Hit and Run or Leaving the Scene of an Accident O.C.G.A. § 40-6-270
  • Racing on Highways or Streets, O.C.G.A. § 40-6-186
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude an officer, O.C.G.A. § 40-6-395
  • Reckless Driving, O.C.G.A. § 40-6-390
  • Driving Under the Influence, O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391
  • Purchasing an alcoholic beverage, O.C.G.A. § 3-3-23 (a) (2)
  • Misrepresenting age to illegally obtain alcoholic beverage O.C.G.A. § 3-3-23 (a) (3)
  • Using false indentification to illegally obtain alcoholic beverage, O.C.G.A. § 3-3-23 (a) (5)
  • Any offense for which four or more points are accessable under O.C.G.A. § 40-5-57(c):
  • Improper passing on a hill or curve O.C.G.A. § 40-6-45 (a) (1)
  • Unlawful passing of a school bus O.C.G.A. § 40-6-163
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 24 m.p.h. or more O.C.G.A. § 40-6-181
  • Aggressive Driving, O.C.G.A. § 40-6-397
  • Accumulation of 4 or more points in any 12 month period by a person under the age of 18.

If you are under 21 years of age and have one of these charges pending, it is important to not simply pay the ticket. This is the equivalent of pleading guilty, and the Department of Driver Services will suspend your license once the violation is reported the them. You should contact a Georgia traffic attorney immediately who may be able to have the charges dropped or reduced to a non-reported offense. Call Patrick Kunes today at (229) 382-4900 for a free consultation.

*Suspensions will be imposed based on the person’s age on the date of the conviction giving rise to the suspension.

Joe Kunes

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  • Member of National Association of Criminal
  • Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
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Patrick Kunes

  • Member of Georgia State Bar
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)
  • Past President Tifton Bar Association
  • Life Member of NORML Legal Committee
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