hi- i have a NC driving license and got speding ticket in georgia last dec 2016. i paid the ticket fee few months back. now i got a mail from NC DMV as my license is getting suspended for a month from 05/27/2017. also i got mail from georgia dmv as super speeder is fee is 200$ and if i fail to pay that my license will be suspended from 08/26/2017 in georgia. could you please let me know how should i proceed.
I have a Georgia license, not a North Carolina license to practice law. I suggest you consult a NC attorney. I believe what you will find out is this- (a) by paying your fine to a GA speeding ticket, it counts as a conviction for NC purposes. (b) if the speeding ticket was 15 mph for more over the speed limit, NC will suspend your NC drivers license for 30 days. (c) If you fail to pay the Super Speeder Surcharge to Georgia DDS, then Georgia will suspend your driving privileges in Georgia, and will notify NC of such event. (d) the Georgia Super Speeder Surcharge is IN ADDITION to the fine imposed by the local court. In short, IF you had retained a Georgia attorney to represent you on the Georgia speeding ticket, you would have (i) avoided the $200 surcharge and (ii) the citation would not have been reported to NC because the Georgia attorney would have gotten the speed reduced in the local court. There is a process to have your December 2016 “conviction” vacated and to re-enter a new plea to a reduced charge, but according to the Georgia statute, there is a 90-day and a 180-day deadline for doing this. You have already missed the 90-day deadline. At this point, it is a matter of convincing the prosecutor AND the clerk to amend your sentence AND get the clerk to “correct” your conviction record under the 180-day rule. IN WHICH COUNTY OR CITY WAS YOUR SPEEDING CONVICTION? This information will help any attorney monitoring this web site determine whether they can help you or not.