Racing against another driver on the highway is a misdemeanor offense in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the law, racing involves the use of two or more vehicles to test speed or endurance, to reach a specific destination before the other driver, to prevent another vehicle from passing, or to outgain or outdistance another vehicle. Being convicted of racing on the highway may result in jail time, fines, community service, probation and possibly driver’s license suspension. The driver may also be required to pay for and attend driver improvement courses. If you are facing charges of this nature, do not wait to contact Sailers & Associates. An Atlanta criminal attorney from the firm can immediately begin to build a defense for your case.
Were you ticketed for racing on Georgia's highways?
While there may be physical evidence and witness testimony that indicates a driver was racing on the highway, there are still legal strategies that an experienced defense attorney may use in representing a client in these cases. This may include a constitutional rights violation which led to an unlawful arrest, or physical evidence which counters the prosecution’s side of the story. Cross examination of the arresting officer in court, as well as proving the unreliability of the prosecution’s witnesses can result in a positive outcome in a case that may have seemed almost impossible.
Attorney Sailers is an experienced and dedicated Atlanta traffic defense lawyer who has represented numerous clients facing all types of traffic violation charges throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas in Georgia. If you are convicted for racing, not only will you face criminal penalties, but you will also face increased insurance costs and damage to your reputation and employment opportunities. By working with an experienced attorney, you can avoid these. Contact Sailers & Associates at (404) 761-1212 for aggressive and effective defense when you need it most.