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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
LAW FIRM

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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Atlanta Traffic Ticket Lawyer, Clayton Kimbrel

When you are stopped by a police officer while driving, you still have a number of civil rights. However, how you choose to invoke those rights can certainly set the tone for what will happen next. Here’s how to protect your rights under the law in a respectful, constructive way.

Your Right to Record the Interaction

You have the right to record or film the entirety of the traffic stop. However, many officers will ask that cell phones be put away. You can politely tell the officer that you would like to invoke your right to film the interaction, but also let him or her know that you don’t want any trouble. If you do continue to film, be sure that your phone or camera doesn’t get in the officer’s way at all or you might be arrested for obstruction.

Your Right to Reasonable Detention

While there is no set length of time that an officer can have your vehicle stopped, it must not be considered unreasonable in length. If you feel that you have been detained too long, for example, over half an hour, you may ask the officer why you are still being held.

Your Right to the Officer’s Identifying Information

The police have the right to your identifying information when they stop your vehicle, which is why drivers are asked for their license and registration. You also have the right to the identifying information of the officer, including his or her name, badge number, and their jurisdiction or precinct. Be sure to ask the officer for the information politely and do not become aggressive or confrontational.

Your Right to Remain Silent

Even before an arrest, you have the right to remain silent. You do not have to answer a police officer’s questions, apart from providing them with your identifying information. For example, if a police officer asks you where you were going, where you were coming from, if you knew you were speeding, or any other questions that could be incriminating, you have the right to decline to answer. Be sure to let the officer know that you politely decline versus simply refusing to talk. You cannot incriminate yourself by saying “I would like to remain silent” or “I have no comment.”

Contact a Traffic Ticket Lawyer Today

If you were pulled over for a traffic ticket and your rights were violated during the stop, it’s in your best interest to consult with a lawyer. Contact our office for a consultation today at 770-349-9219.

A driver can be stopped and ticketed at any time for failure to yield if a police officer witnesses the behavior. However, this ticket is most commonly issued after a motor vehicle accident. Police will often assess the situation and determine what likely happened before the accident. If the accident was caused by someone not yielding when they should have, they may receive a ticket. While your first instinct may be to pay the small fine, there’s a bigger picture.

Failure to Yield Penalties

Penalties for failure to yield are listed in the Municipal Court of Atlanta Fine Schedule as follows:

  • Failure to stop for stop and yield signs: $189.78
  • Failure to yield at crossing or intersection: $189.78
  • Failure to yield right of way at appropriate sign: $189.78
  • Failure to yield right of way to pedestrian crosswalk: $359.58
  • Failure to yield right of way while turning left: $189.78
  • Failure to yield when entering or crossing roadway: $189.78

However, if you are stopped and ticketed for failure to yield to a school bus or an emergency vehicle, you stand to incur much higher fines.

Additionally, the above will likely cause you to incur a number of points against your Georgia driver’s license. For example, failure to stop for stop and yield signs or failure to yield right of way at appropriate sign may be considered failure to obey a traffic control device. This carries a 3 point penalty. Failure to yield to a school bus may be considered unlawful passing of a school bus. This carries a 6 point penalty.

Why Hire a Traffic Ticket Attorney

When you pay a traffic ticket, no matter how small, you are essentially pleading guilty or nolo contendere to the charge. So, not only will you pay the fine, but you will also incur the charge on your driving record. Charges may impact your ability to legally operate a commercial motor vehicle. It could even cause you to have your license suspended. For example, any Georgia driver who accumulates 15 points on his or her license in a two year period or less will have their license suspended for a period of time. This can significantly impact your ability to get to and from work and engage in daily activities.

An experienced traffic ticket lawyer can help you fight the validity of the ticket and may be able to help you get the ticket dismissed so you don’t have to pay the fine or incur points on your license. Contact the Kimbrel Law Firm today for more information by calling 770-349-9219.

If you’re saddled with a traffic ticket, you might not want to simply pay it and be on your way. Paying the fine is the same as admitting guilt, and this can work against you. Going to court and fighting a traffic ticket isn’t necessarily as difficult as many people make it seem. When you get a ticket, consider these proven strategies to potentially get your ticket dismissed.

1. Argue Mistake of Fact

The easiest way to explain a mistake of fact is to look at examples. If you were ticketed for crossing a double yellow line on a road, but the road was old and the lines were so worn down that it was impossible to see them, this would be a “mistake of fact” argument. Or, if you were ticketed for not stopping at a stop sign because vandals had recently removed or painted over the sign.

2. Argue That Your Driving Behavior Was Justifiable

In some cases, you may be able to argue that your driving behavior was justified in a particular circumstance. For example, if you were ticketed for speeding but were rushing to the hospital after a family member was admitted to the emergency room, your speeding may be justified.

3. Argue Against the Stopping Officer’s Opinion

Many tickets are issued based on a police officer’s opinion. For example, if you were ticketed for reckless driving, the police officer will have to write down why he or she thought your driving behavior was reckless. Or, if you were ticketed for speeding in an area without clear speeding signs, you may be able to argue that you were driving at a safe speed. In the absence of video evidence, you may be able to challenge the officer’s judgment — was the officer coming off a late night shift? Is there any reason to believe that the officer was mistaken about what happened before you were pulled over?

4. Argue That Your Driving Behavior Prevented Harm to Yourself and/or Others

If you were ticketed for evading a police officer after being signaled to stop, but you were simply driving to a safe, well lit, and public area to pull over, you may be able to argue that you were doing so in order to prevent harm to yourself. Another example would be swerving into the other lane in order to avoid hitting a bicyclist or pedestrian on the side of the road.

5. Argue Against the Evidence Presented

If the officer has presented evidence against you, find out if you can present your own evidence. Witness testimonies or even video or photo evidence that show you were not engaging in the illegal driving behavior you were ticketed for may be enough to have the ticket discharged.

Get help fighting a traffic ticket from an experienced attorney in order to protect your driving rights and your freedoms. Contact the Kimbrel Law Firm today for a consultation at 770-349-9219.

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Atlanta Traffic Ticket Lawyer

3355 Lenox Rd NE,
Suite 1000, Unit 32
Atlanta, GA 30326
(770) 349-9219
CLAYKIMBREL@KIMBRELFIRM.COM

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