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Old 08-23-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend a good traffic court attorney familiar with the Alpharetta Municipal Court? I got a speeding ticket by an Alpharetta Police Officer. It is what it is and I'd rather not debate the situation. This is my first citation and I'd like to have a good lawyer do his/her thing to get it reduced or dismissed. Any recommendations are appreciated.

Also, does anyone know if Alpharetta PD pays their officers overtime to go to court?

Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Just pay your fine. Odds of getting it reduced and/or dismissed without fighting about it (and paying an attorney for the time fight) are slim and will end up costing you more.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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Just pay your fine. Odds of getting it reduced and/or dismissed without fighting about it (and paying an attorney for the time fight) are slim and will end up costing you more.
Disagree.

If this is your very first speeding ticket (or the first one in 5 years), then go to court. You can plead no contest and get zero points on your license, but still pay a fine. Secondly, even if that does not apply to you, and if you have the chance and time, go to traffic court and explain your case. I have seen people's fines reduced in half just by showing up. You could also have the chance to plead out with the prosecutor to a reduced fine and/or traffic school.

All in all, weigh your options. But don't just "give up" and pay the fine outright. And, I would not waste my money on a traffic court attorney unless it was a DUI offense.
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