Teenage drivers who violated the driving laws and their parents are typically surprised when their criminal defense attorneys inform them that the teenager is about to lose their driving privileges for a traffic offense which would’ve resulted in a fine for adult drivers. However, Georgia law punishes teen drivers more severely for a variety of traffic violations.
The following are 11 ways teen drivers can lose their licenses:
- If a teen driver gets a DUI for alcohol or drugs, he or she will lose their driver’s license for six months.
- If a teen driver gets a ticket for marijuana possession, he or she will lose their driver’s license for six months.
- If a teen driver gets a ticket for going over 24 miles over the posted speed limit, his or her license will be suspended.
- If a teen driver accumulates more than four points on their license or obtains a citation that carries four points or more, they will lose their license. However, if they voluntarily enroll and finish a defensive driving course, they can reduce those points to less than four.
- Using a motor vehicle in feeling or attempting to elude a police officer.
- Reckless driving.
- Purchasing an alcoholic beverage.
- Hit and run accident.
- Using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony.
- Racing on the streets.
- Homicide by vehicle.
If you are a teenage driver who is at risk of losing their license, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a substantial difference. Contact our Marietta criminal defense lawyer at Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. and request a free consultation today.