If you have been arrested and accused of
DUI in Georgia, you may be facing a suspension of your driver’s license.
In fact, if you have refused to take a chemical test, license suspension
is a guarantee. This can be a stressful prospect, especially if you rely
on your driving privileges to get you to and from work. Below is a brief
list of frequently asked questions concerning reinstatement of your driving
privileges after a DUI in Georgia.
What is Georgia’s implied consent law?
Georgia’s implied consent law states that drivers are presumed to
automatically give consent for chemical testing if they are suspected
of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If the driver refuses
to take the test, he or she will automatically have his or her driver’s
license suspended for at least one year.
How long will my license be suspended for a first DUI offense?
For your first offense in five years, you will face a
license suspension of 12 months. However, you may be eligible to apply for reinstatement
after 120 days if you meet the requirements listed below.
What are the requirements of reinstatement?
In order for persons 21 years or older to have their driver’s license
reinstated, the following criteria must be met: the license must have
been suspended for at least 120 days, the individual must present a certificate
of completion of a Department of Driver Services-approved DUI Alcohol
or Drug Use Risk Reduction program, and the individual must submit a reinstatement
fee payment by mail or in person.
You May Be Able to Protect Your License!
A DUI is a serious matter that requires serious representation. By contacting
an Atlanta DUI attorney early, you may be able to avoid losing your driving
privileges by filing a
hearing with the Georgia DDS within 10 days after your arrest. You must act quickly
to secure representation for this hearing! If you fail to schedule a hearing,
you could lose your driving privileges for up to 18 months.
Take immediate action to protect your driver’s license by calling
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. Our office can be reached at
(404) 907-1536, or fill out an online
contact form to get started.