Atlanta, Georgia
Traffic Ticket Lawyer

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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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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 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.


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.


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.


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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Being pulled over is a frightening experience for anyone, whether it’s your first or fifteenth time. No one wants to see those blue and red flashing lights behind them. It’s enough to make you anxious and cause your blood pressure to rise. How you handle yourself after being pulled over can make a significant difference in the outcome, no matter what the alleged offense. Here’s what to do and what not to do when a police officer stops your vehicle.

Don’t Throw Anything Out the Window

During the time when the police officer turns his lights on and you come to a stop, don’t throw anything out the window. Officers are taught to look for this. They will automatically assume you threw away something illegal, even if it was just a cigarette.

Keep Your Hands In View at All Times

When the police officer approaches your vehicle, keep your hands on the steering wheel. Always allow the police officer to see your hands. When asked for your license and registration, inform the officer of its location and ask permission to obtain it. Do not reach into the glove compartment or into your purse without first letting the officer know what you’re doing.

Don’t Admit to Anything

The police officer will likely have many questions for you. You must, by law, answer questions to identify yourself. You do not need to tell the officer where you were coming from or where you are going. Simply say “no comment.” If you are asked the common question, “Were you aware that you were speeding,” do not answer “yes” or “no.” Both answers can be used against you. Again, a “no comment” answer will suffice.

Never Resist an Officer

You can decline a search of your vehicle, but if the officer decides to search anyway, you cannot stop them. You also cannot resist an officer if they arrest you. Even if you are being searched or arrested, be as polite as possible to the police officer, say as little as possible, and contact an attorney as soon as possible.

At the Kimbrel Law Firm, we have experience helping individuals who have been issued tickets in Atlanta protect their rights and their driving record. You don’t have to just pay a ticket if you get one — you can argue against it and we can assist you. Call today for a consultation at 770-349-9219.

idp1-700x357Can you legally drive in GA with only a driver’s license from another country? Every year thousands of people from other countries come to GA to attend schools, work, or visit. Many of them are here on visas and do not intend to become residents of GA. Fortunately, GA recognizes driver’s licenses from other countries (with certain limitations).For foreign drivers to be able to legally drive in GA, the license from their home country must be unexpired. If the foreign license is in a language other than English, the foreign driver must have an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) on their person while driving along with their foreign country driver’s license. A foreign driver can drive with a foreign driver’s license plus an IDP if necessary for up to one year in GA, unless the foreigner intends to become a GA resident. If the foreigner will be staying in GA longer than one year, then they should apply for a GA driver’s license at the Department of Driver Services (DDS).Sometimes foreigners who are in GA for less than one year will apply for a GA driver’s license even if they don’t need to. I have seen many instances of DDS mistakenly issuing a Class CP license (or learner’s permit) to a foreign driver instead of a Class C license. Learner’s permits have been mistakenly given to foreign drivers even after they passed their written and road tests. This may be due to a language barrier or human error. The foreign driver is at risk of receiving a ticket for driving with a learner’s permit (O.C.G.A. §40-5-24) if this were to happen. The penalties of driving on a learner’s permit can be harsh and can include steep fines and license suspension.If you received a ticket for “driving without a license” or for “driving on a learner’s permit”, please give The Kimbrel Law Firm, LLC a call today. We may be able to help you beat the charges.If you are a GA resident and need to obtain an IDPt to drive in another country, you can obtain one through AAA. If you are from another country and need to obtain an IDP, please contact the motor vehicle department of the country that issued your driver’s license.

060515-municipal-court-ba01What is PTIT? Did you get a ticket in the city of Atlanta? Some tickets qualify for Atlanta Municipal Court’s PTIT program. PTIT stands for “Pre-Trial Intervention – Traffic”. Atlanta Municipal Court developed the PTIT program to handle the large number of cases they deal with. If a case qualifies for PTIT, the defendant has the option to avoid arraignment and trial. PTIT typically involves a fine or a defensive driving course. Once the defendant completes the requirements, the case is dismissed and does not appear on the defendant’s record.A defendant can only utilize the PTIT program once in a 12 month period. A defendant must be over the age of 21 to participate. Certain traffic offenses are excluded from the PTIT program. Defendants with CDL licenses are not allowed to participate in the PTIT program.Some defendants have found participation in the PTIT program to be intimidating. You can read about their experience at Creative Loafing. You may want to speak with an attorney to see if PTIT is the right choice for you.If you are unable to attend court in the city of Atlanta, and would like for one of our attorneys to see if you qualify for the PTIT program, please give us a call. We offer low rates for Atlanta Municipal Court cases that qualify for the PTIT program.