All Georgia traffic offenses are considered a criminal misdemeanor offense.
Do not assume that a traffic offense is only something minor. You can get arrested for most traffic offenses and some have mandatory sentence conditions. There are potential immigration consequences with any offense that lands you in a jail.
Traffic Offense Arrests are the #1 Most Common Reason for ICE Detention
In any of these circumstances, a traffic arrest will trigger an ICE custody risk:
You are not lawfully present in the U.S. and the local jail notifies ICE when ready for release.
You have legal status but prior criminal conviction history. You may be deportable for your prior record.
DUI arrest for non-immigrant visa holders
Before you pay the bond for release from jail or rush to pay a traffic citation, talk with a CrImmigration Attorney.