Call W. Scott Smith P.C. Before You Pay that Speeding Ticket

Paying a speeding ticket before court guarantees you a fine. It might also add points to your license. The fine and points will depend on your age, your speed, and where the incident occurred (school zone, construction zone, etc). Fines (Fulton County Magistrate Court Fine Schedule) 1 to 5 mph over: No Fine 6 to 10 mph […]

Misdemeanor Drug Possession – I can go to jail? Really?

I smoke two joints in the morning.  I smoke two joints at night.  I smoke two joints in the afternoon, it makes me fell alright.  I smoke two joints in time of peace, and two in time of war.  I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints, and then I smoke two more. “Smoke […]

Video: Options After First Lifetime Marijuana Arrest in State of Georgia

PeachState’s own W. Scott Smith discusses options for those arrested for the first time and charged with possession of marijuana in the state of Georgia.

House Bill 407 Enacts Changes to Mandatory License Suspension Requirements for Second Conviction in Five Years

The State of Georgia imposes a mandatory suspension of a driver’s license if a person is convicted of one of the following offenses: O.C.G.A. §40-5-54 1)       Homicide by Vehicle as Defined in §40-6-393 2)       Any Felony in the Commission of Which a Motor Vehicle is Used 3)       Hit and Run or Leaving the Scene of […]

Drug Convictions May Impact Your Ability to Receive Financial Aid

In 1998, the United States Congress passed a law that disqualified students from receiving financial aid who were convicted of the possession or sale of drugs if they were arrested while receiving aid. In Georgia, misdemeanor Marijuana possession of less than one ounce falls under this law. Beginning in the 2000-2001 academic year, the U.S. […]