Aggressive Driving Lawyer in Savannah
Aggressive Defense Against Aggressive Charges
Similar to reckless driving, aggressive driving penalizes drivers who operate vehicles in a manner deemed unsafe. Unlike reckless driving, however, aggressive driving charges are given to those considered to be acting with an intent to cause harm to another individual on the road. With these heightened factors, the charge can also bring heightened consequences, making it imperative to recruit professional legal representation to protect your future.
Contact our Savannah aggressive driving defense attorneys for help today.
What Constitutes Aggressive Driving in Georgia?
Georgia law considers aggressive driving to be any unsafe act that is done intentionally to annoy, harass, or invoke some other negative reaction from specific, targeted drivers on the road. Common violations, with such intent, that could lead to the charge include:
- Affecting the flow of traffic
- Driving on roadways laned for traffic
- Overtaking and passing
- Following too closely
- Improper lane change
- Reckless driving
Aggressive driving isn’t exclusive to drivers who target other vehicles on the road. An individual can be charged for intentional any act that endangers anyone they encounter, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and even their own passengers if done with the intent to annoy, harass, intimidate, or invoke.
What Are the Penalties for Aggressive Driving in Georgia?
Georgia drivers convicted of aggressive driving face a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a jail sentence of up to one year.
This aggravated misdemeanor also adds six points to the offender’s license. For drivers under 21, this means that the offense will automatically suspend their license for six months, as would any other offense worth four or more points. Drivers older than 21 will face license suspension if they accrue 15 points or more within two consecutive years.
The main difference between an aggressive driving charge and a reckless driving charge is intent, so we aim to provide effective defense to disprove any accusation of intentional neglect for the safety of others or purposeful targeting of another individual. We can fight to get the best possible outcome.
Don’t put off protecting your future. Call The Lerch Law Firm to start with a free case review: (912) 417-5008.
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