Aggressive driving is a crime in Georgia. A conviction on these charges can result in fines, jail time, loss of driving privileges, and other severe consequences. If you have been arrested for or charged with aggressive driving in or around Carrollton, your rights, freedom, and future are at risk. Do not answer police questions or consent to a search. Instead, contact an experienced Carrollton aggressive driving lawyer immediately. The traffic defense attorneys at J. Ryan Brown Law are here for you.

Georgia’s Aggressive Driving Law

In Georgia, you commit the criminal offense of aggressive driving if you operate a motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person, including by:

  • Stunt driving
  • Following too close
  • Driving outside of their lane
  • Passing or changing lanes dangerously
  • Driving too slowly or brake-checking
  • Otherwise driving with reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property

Aggressive driving is a high and aggravated misdemeanor in Georgia. It is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000, incarceration for up to 12 months, or both. Anyone facing aggressive driving charges should meet with a Carrollton attorney about their right to present a defense.

Potential Consequences of an Aggressive Driving Conviction

In addition to fines and/or incarceration, an aggressive driving conviction could lead to other consequences that disrupt your lifeA conviction could result on points in your license and depending on your age a license suspension. You may have to take driver safety courses or jump through other hoops to get your license back, assuming that is possible. Aggressive driving may harm your ability to obtain employment if driving is a requirement for that job. You may also find it more difficult and expensive to obtain auto insurance.

If you are a non-citizen, an aggravated driving conviction, like any conviction, could lead to immigration issues for you. Additionally, if your aggressive driving triggered an accident, a conviction may be used against you in civil claim brought against you by injured individuals. As a result, you could end up owing thousands of dollars (or more) in damages. Hiring an aggressive driving attorney in Carrollton may help you fight against these outcomes.

Potential Defenses to an Aggressive Driving Charge

Being arrested for or charged with aggressive driving does not mean you will automatically be convicted. With the help of a skilled Carrollton defense attorney who handles aggressive driving cases, you may be able to avoid a conviction, or mitigate the consequences of a conviction.

A lawyer’s job is to develop a defense that protects your rights, freedom, and future as much as possible. Depending on the circumstances, your defense against an aggressive driving charge might be that:

  • The authorities or an alleged victim misinterpreted your actions behind the wheel
  • The driving actions alleged were necessary, unavoidable, or caused by factors out of your control
  • You were not the driver responsible for the alleged misconduct

A skilled defense lawyer from our firm can investigate the circumstances and gather evidence to undermine the state’s case or demonstrate why you should not face the harshest penalties. In some cases, our team could convince prosecutors to reduce the charges or recommend leniency to the court.

Contact a Carrollton Aggressive Driving Attorney at J. Ryan Brown Law

When you are arrested for or charged with aggressive driving, do not take these charges lightly. A conviction could have serious consequences for you and your loved ones. The most reliable way to protect yourself is to hire an experienced Carrollton aggressive driving lawyer as soon as possible.

The team at J. Ryan Brown Law is here to help. Contact us online or call to learn what our legal team can do for you.

J. Ryan Brown Law, LLC

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