Newnan, Ga. – A routine traffic stop just south of the City of Atlanta resulted in an arrest of serious drug charges.
The charges resulted from the initial traffic stop. Officers pulled the driver over for speeding. This escalated into a search of the driver's vehicle and resulted in the discovery of over an ounce of marijuana.
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will outline the initial traffic violation that led to the arrest.
A routine traffic stop landed a man behind bars on numerous drug-related charges.
Speeding is one of the most frequently charged traffic violations. While speeding is a small charge, it can be a predicate offense to a more serious offense or even lead to a license suspension in certain circumstances.
O.C.G.A 40-6-180 and O.C.G.A 40-6-391 are the applicable statues involved in Georgia speeding case. In terms of your driving record, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) maintains these records and this is what your insurance company would generally look to in determining your rates. For driving less than 15 over the limit, a conviction for speeding is not reported to DDS. 15-18 miles over the limit is 2 points, 19-23 miles over the limit is 3 points, 24-33 miles over the limit is 4 points and 34 or more miles over the limit is 6 points.
Violations such as speeding can result in charges for DUI in Atlanta. If you have been arrested, call our offices today.