Our out of state client was stopped for speeding in Braselton going 90 mph in a 70 mph zone. A license check determined that our client’s out of state license was suspended. Mr. Sullivan was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the Braselton Driving While License Suspended charge and the Speeding charge (which would have resulted in a super speeder assessment by Georgia DDS if convicted). A plea to Basic Rules and a city ordinance was negotiated, where the charges would not be reported to Georgia Department of Driver Services and would also not be reported on client’s criminal history.
Our client, who has a commercial driver’s license, was involved in a traffic accident when he failed to maintain his lane. He was issued a traffic ticket and represented himself in Atlanta Municipal Court. He sent his case over to Fulton County State Court for trial. He moved and did not get notice of his arraignment date in Fulton State Court and a bench warrant and bond forfeiture was issued. His license was suspended for failure to appear at his court date. He subsequently hired our firm. We quickly got his case out of bench warrant/bond forfeiture status and placed his case on the very next bench trial calendar in Fulton State Court. Mr. Sullivan was able to successfully negotiate a full dismissal of the traffic ticket and client was able to get his commercial driver’s license reinstated.