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ATLANTA, GA, January 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Atlanta traffic attorney Sam McRae talks about the penalties you can expect to face if you get caught driving without a license. The laws surrounding this charge vary from state to state and it is not taken lightly by law enforcement in Georgia. Since a driver without a license is technically operating a vehicle illegally, it is no surprise that first-time offenders can face a fine upwards of $1,000.
For those fortunate enough, the lowest fine that can be expected is $500, but the range wholly depends on the traffic judge presiding over the case. Having an Atlanta traffic ticket lawyer present to represent you can greatly improve your chances of having the fine lowered and the charge kept off your criminal record.
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A first-time offense is considered a simple misdemeanor (which can be more easily removed as a result of a deferred judgment), but subsequent violations are deemed aggravated misdemeanors in Georgia. If you are convicted a fourth time within a five year period, the charge is considered a felony and the fine can be as high as $5,000.
According to Sam McRae, Attorney at Sam McRae Law, "Driving a vehicle without a license is a very serious offense and should not be taken lightly. Even if you just have to make a trip to the grocery store, this is considered in violation of the law. To avoid having to pay high fines and court fees, and to stay out of jail, it is best to wait until you are eligible for reinstatement. Remember that you will also have to pay a higher cost to get your license back with multiple violations."
Sam McRae law has helped many residents deal with their Atlanta traffic tickets. For a free consultation, please visit http://www.sammcraelaw.com.
About Sam McRae Law:
Sam McRae Law specializes in criminal defense and traffic ticket violations. With years of experience, Sam McRae has developed the expertise and relationships to resolve clients' traffic cases in an efficient and positive manner.
For more information, please visit http://www.sammcraelaw.com.
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