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ATLANTA, GA, January 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta traffic attorney, Sam McRae, talks about the penalties associated with driving a vehicle that has a suspended registration. This is a serious traffic violation in Georgia and is not taken lightly by the courts.
The state law says that anyone who knowingly drives a vehicle that has a revoked, suspended or canceled registration is committing a misdemeanor. In addition to the high fines (no less than $500 and no more than $1,000 for first-time offenders), you will also have to pay court costs and may be in jeopardy of having your license suspended. What's worse, you could serve up to one year in jail if convicted.
How to Approach a Suspended Registration Violation
The keyword to emphasize is "knowing." Sometimes people are unaware that their vehicle's registration has been suspended and if this can be proved in court, the charges may be waived.
Regardless of the circumstances, hiring an Atlanta traffic ticket lawyer to represent your case is a must, as they will be do what they can to convince the judge that you did not have adequate knowledge of the vehicle's registration status at the time. This is of particular importance for individuals who have been charged with a violation within the last five years.
According to Sam McRae, Attorney at Sam McRae Law, "Subsequent convictions almost always result in jail time and higher fines. Never drive a vehicle that has a suspended registration, even if you only intend to travel a short distance."
Sam McRae is an established Atlanta traffic court attorney that has years of experience working with these cases. Do not hesitate to contact him if you have been charged; for more information, 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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