Laying Drag in Georgia
Georgia law enforcement officers have been cracking down on drivers racing or laying drag. If you or a loved one has been charged with laying drag, you need to contact our team of Georgia Laying Drag Lawyers today. A laying drag conviction can come with jail time, fines, and even a license suspension. At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, our attorneys have over 50 combined years of criminal defense experience. We are Georgia's premier defense firm and are here to answer your call. Find out why thousands of Georgia drivers have trusted us with their case and see how we can achieve a great result in your case. Call now for a free no-obligation case evaluation.
Georgia Laying Drag Laws
Laying drags is defined by O.C.G.A. § 40-6-251(a) as operating a vehicle “in such a manner as to create a danger to persons or property by intentionally and unnecessarily causing the vehicle to move in a zigzag or circular course or to gyrate or spin around.”
Laying drag can be on highways, streets, private property or in parking lots. One of the most common ways people “lay drags” is by doing donuts.
Exception to Laying Drag in Georgia
There is an exception to the law if the individual lays drag only as a necessary maneuver to avoid a collision, injury, or damage. The law also does not apply to drivers operating vehicles in or on any raceway, drag strip, or similar place customarily and lawfully used for such purposes. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-251(c).
Penalties for Laying Drag in Georgia
A conviction for laying drag will be considered a misdemeanor. In Georgia, misdemeanor convictions come with a fine up to $1,000, jail time up to 12 months, or both. In addition, a laying drag ticket will come with 3 points being added to your license. If you have other tickets on your license, this could result in a license suspension.
However, a laying drag ticket is oftentimes accompanied by a racing or reckless driving ticket. Both racing and reckless driving come with serious consequences and if this applies to you, it is critical that you hire an experienced Georgia Laying Drags Attorney immediately.
How Our Georgia Laying Drag Lawyers Can Help
At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we have been handling DUI and other traffic related charges for over 25 years. Our attorneys work hard to keep your driving record clean and to protect your license. We understand that being charged with laying drag often comes with additional charges and we know how to defend anything you have been charged with. Our Laying Drag Attorneys in Georgia pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or a loved one have been charged with laying drags, reckless driving, racing, DUI, or another traffic charge, you need representation now. Call us today for a free case evaluation.