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The Kimbrel Law Firm specializes in fighting traffic tickets and related violations. We have a 99% success rate. Our attorneys attend traffic court regularly throughout metro Atlanta.

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ABOUT THE KIMBREL
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CLAYTON KIMBREL

CLAYTON KIMBREL, ESQ

Clayton Kimbrel is a graduate of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and is licensed to try cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Clayton also participated in an externship in the Clerks’s office at the Superior Court of Guam. While under Judge Arthur Barcinas, Clayton penned an order regarding voluntary dismissal and the filing of amended complaints, which became law in Guam. Clayton moved into the world of private practice after performing real estate closings on refinances for a local real estate firm.

Clayton is a tireless advocate for his clients. He gives each client his undivided attention and prepares thoroughly for each case. In addition to traffic ticket defense cases, Clayton also handles personal injury matters.

LAURA JAMES

LAURA JAMES, CPCU, ESQ

Laura James received her Bachelor’s Degree in in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996. Laura is a graduate of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where she graduated in the top 10% of her law school class. Laura received the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Student Scholar Award as well as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in both Employment Law and Consumer Law.

Laura was admitted to the Georgia State Bar and sworn in to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia in 2012. Laura is an experienced negotiator and uses her experience to obtain fair settlements on behalf of her clients. Laura represents people charged with traffic violations in courtrooms throughout the metro Atlanta area.

Prior to attending law school, Laura worked in the property and casualty insurance industry for 10 years. During this time, Laura earned the prestigious CPCU designation.

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GA lawyer for help with speeding tickets Have you recently received a traffic ticket?

You need legal help sooner rather than later. Don’t blow off your ticket. Don’t pay your ticket without getting advice first. The consequences may haunt you for years.

When you’re pulled over by the police or when you have received a traffic ticket, it’s tempting to simply pay off the ticket and move on with your life.

This can be a big mistake. Retaining an Atlanta traffic ticket lawyer is strongly recommended.

If you’ve recently received a traffic ticket in Fulton County or Atlanta or elsewhere in Georgia, get help immediately.

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Know Where Your Driving Record Stands Before You Take Action

Your initial reaction may be to pay the ticket, admit your guilt, and move on. Do you know the current status of your driving record, though? You may have already accumulated enough points on your driving record. If you’re close to fifteen points, pleading “nolo” on a new charge that pushes you over the limit could lead to a suspended license shortly after your court date.

In addition, your insurance company is not so much concerned with the points on your record as the actual driving offenses. Your insurance company will also treat your “nolo” pleas the same as a guilty plea, meaning they may hike your rates for even just a few points on your driving record.

This is why you need to know what’s currently on your record. Knowing where you stand can help you make an informed decision if you’re facing new traffic violations.

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Running Through a Red Light

Lawyer for help with traffic violations in Georgia. If you try to speed through a yellow light, you could be facing a traffic ticket for running a red light.

It can be difficult to dispute any situation in Fulton County or Atlanta in which you are accused of running a red light with a red light camera.

If I Still Have to Pay My Fine, Why Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

Traffic Ticket Lawyer. There are many legal issues associated with a traffic ticket. Your attorney may help you identify these. The citation might have a mistake on it and simply paying it could cost you in the long run.

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You do not have to meet with us at our office. We handle most clients’ ticket issues over the phone. And in many cases, you do not have to appear in court.

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Getting a speeding ticket is almost a rite of passage — at one point or another, almost every driver gets one. Many people simply pay the fine and move on with their lives. But, is it in your best interest to fight the ticket? In most cases, it is. Here are 5 different ways you may be able to challenge a speeding ticket.

1. Challenging the Validity of Your Calculated Speed

One way to potentially get out of a speeding ticket is to challenge how valid the calculation of your speed was. Was the officer trained in using the radar gun properly and was the gun calibrated properly to give accurate readings? If it can be proven that the speed you were accused of going may not be the actual speed you were traveling at, your ticket may be dismissed.

2. Speeding Due to Emergency Circumstances

Were you speeding due to an emergency, such as trying to get to a hospital or the emergency room quickly? Often, cases are dismissed when it can be confirmed that you were speeding due to emergency circumstances.

3. Challenging Presumed Speed Limit

If you were driving in an area where no speed limit was posted, you may be able to challenge the presumed speed limit. Was the speed you were going considered safe in the area you were in and the road conditions? Or, were you traveling faster than the posted speed limit due to the traffic around you going faster and it may have been dangerous to go slower?

4. Challenging the Identity of the Person Speeding

In some cases, it may be possible to challenge that you were the one who was speeding. If there was a vehicle next to you driving at a similar speed, and it was similar in appearance, you may be able to suggest that the radar gun caught them speeding instead of you.

5. Issues Beyond Your Control

Occasionally, you may be able to argue against a speeding ticket due to issues out of your control. Was a speed limit sign knocked down due to a storm and you were not adequately informed of the speed limit in the area? Did a road defect, such as a pothole, cause your speed to increase temporarily at the time the officer recorded your speed?

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Don’t let a speeding ticket mar your driving record. Contact our firm today for a consultation by calling 770-349-9219.

Atlanta Reckless Driving Lawyer, Clayton Kimbrel

Often, a police officer will give a ticket for reckless driving along with tickets for other traffic offenses. Other offenses include speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol. A reckless driving conviction apart from any other charges means you will incur stiff penalties. Here’s a guide on the basics of reckless driving and how to fight these charges to keep your record and reputation clear.

What Constitutes Reckless Driving?

The charge of reckless driving is open to interpretation. If a law enforcement officer decides you were driving your vehicle in a reckless or negligent manner with wanton disregard for the safety of others, he may charge you with reckless driving. What exactly that means differs from case to case. However, a few behaviors are considered reckless in any circumstance, including but not limited to:

  • Speeding. Going 25 miles or more over the speed limit posted in a particular area. This may lead to a reckless driving charge.
  • Eluding a police car. If a police officer attempts to pull you over and you do not stop, you could incur a few different types of charges, one potentially being reckless driving. This is particularly true in cases where police have to engage in a chase.
  • Racing other cars. Organized “racing” — which usually occurs at night on empty roads — is reckless driving. However, this rule also applies to cases where someone races another after a red light in normal traffic.
  • Passing on a two-lane highway with low visibility. Reckless driving is charged if you pass a vehicle on a two-lane highway with little to no visibility of oncoming traffic. Unless an officer witnesses the behavior, reckless driving charges are usually brought when passing the vehicle causes an accident.

When to Contact a Traffic Ticket Lawyer

If you are ticketed for reckless driving, chances are you also have a ticket for another traffic offense. If you simply pay the fines associated with the tickets, you are essentially pleading guilty. As a result, your driving record, among other things, is negatively affected.

Contact the Kimbrel Law Firm today at 770-349-9219 for a consultation to discuss how best to protect your rights.

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You’re driving to a destination when suddenly, you see blue lights in your rearview mirror. You pull over and the police officer seems to have an attitude, which upsets you. Or, perhaps you’re having a bad day and getting pulled over is the last straw. Either way, you swear at the officer during the interaction? Can you be arrested for it?

Technically, No

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects free speech. You cannot be arrested or charged based on what you say alone, except in instances of criminal threats. This includes swearing. If you’re pulled over and ticketed for speeding and swear at the officer, the officer cannot make an arrest simply for what you say.

When Swearing Gets You Arrested

While officers cannot arrest you just for swearing at them, swearing at them will naturally provoke and aggravate them. If you’re in your vehicle, the officer may decide it’s appropriate to begin investigating if you’re driving while intoxicated. Failed field sobriety tests, although not accurate, can lead to a DUI arrest.

If you swear at the officer while being arrested, the officer may also charge you with resisting arrest. So swearing at an officer itself is not a crime, however, it can lead to an arrest by provoking an officer to act in a way they might not have if you had simply kept a level head and responded to the officer appropriately.

How to Act When Being Pulled Over

Knowing how to act when you’re pulled over or what to say can be challenging when adrenaline is running high. However, remaining as cool and collected as possible and being respectful to the police officer — even if they are being disrespectful to you — can help avoid escalating the situation.

If you receive a traffic ticket from the stop, your best option is to fight it. The Kimbrel Law Firm works specifically with individuals who are facing traffic tickets that would mar their driving record, cause their insurance rates to rise, or even cause them to lose their license. We can help you defend yourself against a traffic ticket using the wide variety of resources and skills that we’ve come to obtain over the years.

Contact us for a consultation to discuss your ticket and if you were arrested, we can help. Call now at 770-349-9219.

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Atlanta Traffic Ticket Lawyer

3355 Lenox Rd NE,
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Atlanta, GA 30326
(770) 349-9219
CLAYKIMBREL@KIMBRELFIRM.COM

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