Many drivers who receive a citation for aggressive driving may not have been driving maliciously at all. Common moving violations such as speeding, excessive lane changing and improper passing can be upgraded to aggressive driving by the discretion of the ticketing officer. Since aggressive driving is seen as a serious offense in court, it carries a heavy punishment including a large number of points, a hefty fine and sometimes even requires the offender to take lengthy and expensive classes such as defensive driving.

With the help of an experienced Dekalb traffic lawyer such as Sam McRae, an offense such as aggressive driving can be downgraded in court to a lesser charge or even expunged all together. Instead of accepting an exaggerated punishment and allowing your future insurance payments to increase, drivers ticketed with an aggressive driving charge should seriously consider the assistance of an attorney before attempting to handle the case themselves.