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The speeding ticket is generally just a fine and the fine depends on how fast he was going. The driving without a license is more serious depending upon whether his license was suspended or he just didn't have it.
Under Georgia law 40-5-20 a driver must have a Valid driver's license. If he just didn't have the license with him it is just a fine.
BUT if his license was suspended and he was driving anyway the penalty is more severe. This is a misdemeanor offense punishable by a mandatory minimum fine of $500.00 fine, 2 days in jail and an additional 6-month suspension of driving privileges. Second offenses within a five-year period are punishable by a mandatory $1000.00 fine, ten days in jail and additional 6-month suspension.
Here is a link to the law:
This does not change if he pleads guilty or not guilty. So he may as well plead NOT Guilty and try to negotiate a reduced charge with the prosecutor. If he is pleading Not Guilty he needs to send in the form mark Not Guilty and pay the indicated fines. He should then contact the prosecutor and negotiate. The clerk of the court can tell him who the prosecutor is.
Even if he makes a deal with the prosecutor he STILL has to go to court on the day of the hearing.
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