Defending Clients Accused Under GA Super Speeder Law

Since Georgia’s super speeder law went into effect in 2010, law enforcement departments have started aggressively enforcing this law. This law doles out harsh fines as well as point penalties.

I am George McCranie IV, a Coffee County super speeder attorney serving clients throughout southeast Georgia. If you received a super speeder ticket, I help to get your charges dismissed in order to avoid fines and higher insurance rates.

Helping Clients Avoid Harsh Fines and Points on Their Driving Records

Under the Georgia super speeder law, if convicted of driving in excess of 85 mph on a major highway or 75 mph on a two-lane road, you will have to pay an extra $200 fine to the state Department of Driver Services.

Significantly breaking the speed limit may also increase the number of points added to your driving record, leading to higher insurance rates and, potentially, license suspension.

In Georgia, speeding is a criminal offense. In order to convict you of any crime, the prosecution needs to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. I have been successful at helping clients beat speeding tickets by holding the prosecutors accountable to this standard.

What Is a Super Speeder?

According to Georgia law (O.C.G.A. 40-6-189), a person may be convicted under the super speeder law if they are speeding at 75 mph or higher on a two lane road or at 85 mph or higher on any other roads in Georgia. The law applies statewide. Thus, any motorist who is speeding at these rates on specified roads may be considered a “super speeder.”

How Much Is a Super Speeder Fine in Georgia?

Although the statute indicates that a super speeder will get an additional fine of $200 added to any other fines and penalties for speeding, it does not indicate the total super speeder fine. That’s because speeding fines vary by county and city in Georgia. Thus, you will be charged a standard speeding fee and the $200 will be added on top of that.

If you wish to avoid the harshest of penalties for speeding, work with a super speeder lawyer who can negotiate your situation with the prosecutor. A super speeder conviction can result in many penalties, including a harsh fine. You can avoid the worst by working with an attorney.

Notification of a Super Speeder Fine

If you get a speeding ticket in Georgia, you may not be immediately notified that you are considered a super speeder. You may be notified within 30 days of your original speeding conviction by U.S. mail. The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) will use the same address listed on your original speeding ticket violation to mail you notification of super speeder status. If you have moved or miss the super speeder notification, you are still liable for the fine. If you fail to pay it within the allotted amount of time in the letter, then your driver’s license may be suspended.

Have you received a notification of super speeder status or fail to pay your fine? Contact a super speeder lawyer right away. You will want to avoid points on your license and a suspended license. An attorney can help you avoid these negative situations and move forward with your life.

Will I Get Extra Points on My License as a Super Speeder?

No. You will only get points on your license based on your original speeding ticket, and each ticket is different depending on where you were located and your exact speed. However, you will not receive extra points based solely on your status as a super speeder. Despite this, if you fail to pay the additional fine, your license may be suspended regardless of points. Contact a super speeder lawyer to find out how points will impact your driver’s license.

Is a Super Speeder Ticket Like Reckless Driving?

Super speeding is a type of reckless driving; however, the penalties are somewhat different. If you receive a conviction for super speeding, it will show up on a criminal background check. If you apply for jobs with duties related to driving, then your potential employer may be concerned about a super speeder ticket in your past.

A reckless driving conviction is a criminal misdemeanor, which may result in additional penalties and even jail time. Although a super speeding ticket will not result in jail time, it does result in a criminal fine of an additional $200.

You should avoid a super speeding ticket by working with a super speeder lawyer. If you receive notification that you were caught speeding at speeds above 75 mph on a two lane road or over 85 mph on other roads, then you should contact an attorney right away.

Will Super Speeder Status Impact My Car Insurance?

In general, if you are convicted of speeding more than 15 mph over the speed limit, then your insurance company may consider you a high risk driver. They may increase your premium amount or deny you coverage. It can take three to five years for your premium to decrease after a raise due to a speeding ticket, super speeder ticket, or reckless driving incident. Because your insurance premium may increase, it may be worth it to work with a super speeder lawyer to avoid the conviction to begin with.

Fighting a Super Speeder Ticket

Although you may feel defeated after receiving notice of a super speeder ticket, you can fight it. You may be able to avoid the increased insurance premium, criminal fines, and other penalties. Your super speeder lawyer may be able to:

  • Negotiate your ticket to a lesser charge;
  • Dispute the speeding results by invalidating the police report, laser, radar, or other methods used by the police officer; or
  • Represent you in court, if necessary.

Fighting a speeding ticket can seem overwhelming; however, by working with a super speeder lawyer, you can achieve the best outcome possible in your situation.

Contact a Douglas Super Speeder Ticket Defense Attorney

If you have received a super speeder ticket, do not pay the fine without talking to a lawyer. Contact my office at 912-384-2889 or by e-mail to schedule a free consultation to discuss what I can do to defend you against your speeding charges.