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Is my ticket a felony, misdemeanor or infraction?
Response: It is a misdemeanor in Georgia with three points accessed on your driving record if convicted.
How serious is this specific misdemeanor, given that there was no bodily injury to anyone and its my first accident?
Response 1: Following too closely is a serious offense in Georgia and carries up to 12 months in jail or $1,000.00 in fine if convicted.
Will it show up in background checks for future employment?
Response 2: Yes.
Also what are the chances of reducing it to an infraction by hiring a good attorney?
Response 3:Chances are good, but not a guarantee.
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I do not know. So, I will opt out and let another Attorney to further assist you.
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I would plead not guilty and ask for a conference with the prosecutor. Then you would meet with the prosecutor, typically right after you plead not guilty and ask for the conference, and you would propose a deal. Bring in proof your insurance is covering all the damage and tell the prosecutor you want to keep the ticket off your record, it was only property damage and ask them to consider a deferred adjudication or a dismissal of prosecution. You or your attorney needs to initiate the conversation.