Being without a license not only hurts the young person, but typically members of the family as well. It is the parents that end up driving the young person around, paying the fines and increased insurance costs, and assisting the child in getting their license back after revocation. The most common and sad thing we see is cases that call us AFTER conviction. They counsel the young person that even though it is a major traffic offense under 21, that they read somewhere that if the plea nolo contendre (known as nolo or no contest), they can keep their license. Then when the child’s suspension letter comes in the mail saying their license is suspended for a major traffic offense under 21, they learn that most times fixing it is not possible and the rare time that it is it is more expensive than hiring a lawyer at the beginning.

Here are offenses that will suspend all persons licenses between 14-21:

  1. Reckless driving
  2. Aggressive driving
  3. Purchasing an alcoholic beverage
  4. Attempting to purchase an alcoholic beverage
  5. Underage possession of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle
  6. Misrepresenting age for the purpose of illegally obtaining any alcoholic beverage
  7. Misrepresenting identity or using false identification for the purpose of purchasing or obtaining an alcoholic beverage
  8. Speeding 24 mph or more over the speed limit
  9. Unlawful passing of a school bus
  10. Improper passing on a hill or a curve
  11. Any 4-point offense
  12. Four or more points in 12 months prior to age 18
  13. School attendance or conduct violations (under age 18)
  14. Homicide by vehicle
  15. Feticide by Vehicle (1st degree)
  16. Serious injury by vehicle
  17. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  18. Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used
  19. Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer
  20. Fraudulent or fictitious use of, or application for, a license/ID card
  21. Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident
  22. Racing
  23. Failure to Pay for Gasoline
  24. Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked, canceled, or suspended registration
  25. Felony forgery related to an identification document
  26. Driving without insurance
  27. Driving while license is suspended, revoked, or canceled
  28. Any violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act
  29. Violation of license restriction/curfew (at the discretion of the trial court)

Don’t cost your child their privilege to drive. Call or email us today.