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Administrative License Suspension in Georgia

Georgia DUI License Suspension

After being arrested for a DUI in Georgia, if you don't want to lose your driving privileges, you must appeal the administrative license suspension, which automatically suspends your driving privileges, within 30 calendar days of your arrest for DUI and the officer serving you with the Administrative License Suspension.

The Administrative License Suspension is commonly referred to as the “ALS.” This request must be postmarked and mailed to the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) within 30 calendar days of your arrest. If an appeal is not received, the Georgia Department of Driver Services will suspend your driver’s license (for a Georgia licensee) or your privilege to drive in Georgia (for an out of state licensee) for one year.

If you need legal assistance with handling this matter, please contact Bart. A Marietta DUI attorney from our firm will ensure that your request is written to the DDS in a timely manner. Attorney Glasgow will handle the administrative license suspension hearing as well as provide competent defense for any DUI charge. Backed by years of experience, we can provide you with effective and personalized representation today.

To schedule a free consultation with Bart, please either contact us online or call us today at (678) 264-3370 and speak with an experienced Marietta DUI lawyer.

Administrative License Suspension Hearings in Georgia

After the DDS receives your written request, you will be informed as to the date of the hearing concerning your driver’s license or privilege to drive in Georgia. You will also receive a letter prolonging your driving privileges until the date of the hearing.

If you are successful at the administrative license hearing in Georgia, the automatic license suspension will be lifted, allowing you to continue driving. You may or may not be required to appear at the hearing, depending on the circumstances and whether you have engaged the services of an attorney.

Any driver who refuses to take a chemical test when asked to do so by a law enforcement officer may lose their right to drive for up to one year. If you fail the chemical test as a first-time offender, whether the test is a blood, urine, or breath test, you may lose your right to drive for up to one year. Convictions for a second DUI within five years may result in a driver's license suspension for three years.

Additional offenses, such as having minors under the age of 16 in the car at the time of the arrest, which will result in additional DUI charges for each child present, may result in more severe penalties and in your driver's license being revoked. However, even if you refuse to take the state test, you could potentially acquire a limited driving permit with the assistance of an attorney.

The DDS may also suspend your license for a conviction of:

  • Homicide by a vehicle
  • Refusing to take a chemical test for intoxication
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Any felony conviction involving the use of a vehicle, or for many other offenses

Call (678) 264-3370 Today for DUI Defense

Marietta DUI lawyer Bart Glasgow looks forward to serving you and invites you to contact the law firm with all your inquiries and concerns. The firm serves the Metro Atlanta area as well as the surrounding counties of Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas, Paulding, Bartow, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Henry, Clayton, Rockdale, and Pickens. We can help you with all your DUI-related needs today!

Contact The Glasgow Law Firm at (678) 264-3370 to set up your free consultation with our Marietta DUI lawyer. We are willing to travel all over Georgia for our clients.

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