Driver's License Suspension in Atlanta
Protecting Your Driving Privileges After a DUI
No matter what vehicle you drive, a DUI arrest in Georgia can result in
the suspension of your driver's license. While your license is suspended,
you may have a restricted ability to drive, or none at all. For drivers
of commercial motor vehicles, a commercial driver's license (CDL)
suspension is essential their career and employment opportunities.
At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., our DUI defense attorneys
in Atlanta know the ins and outs of DUI law. With
more than 40+ years of collective experience, our team defends clients in DUI criminal trials and license suspension
hearings. Contact our firm today and learn more about how we may protect
your driving privileges!
How can my license be suspended?
You may face license suspension more than once in a DUI case. You may face automatic license suspension during a DUI arrest if you refuse
to submit to a chemical blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. Your license
may also be suspended as a penalty of DUI conviction. In either case,
the suspension of your driver's license can have serious consequences
on your life, and it is crucial that you take prompt legal action with
an Atlanta DUI lawyer at your side.
Refusing a Chemical BAC Test
The Georgia law of implied consent (O.C.G.A § 40-5-67.1) dictates
that individuals driving in the state automatically give consent to submit
to a chemical blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. If you
refuse to submit to a chemical test such as the breath test after being arrested for
DUI, the officer may revoke your driver's license and issue you a temporary
Individuals have 10 days after the arrest to schedule a hearing with the
Georgia DDS. If you fail to
schedule an ALS hearing, you could lose your driving privileges for up to 18 months!
Convicted of Driving Under the Influence
Individuals who are convicted of DUI may face license suspension as one
of the penalties, alongside the penalties of heavy monetary fines, jail
time, and probation. Because the ALS hearing with the Georgia DDS is separate
from the DUI criminal trial, it is possible to face license suspension
more than once over the duration of a DUI case. A skilled legal professional
may help you protect your driving privileges throughout a DUI case—from
the aftermath of an arrest and during the trial.
Commercial Driver's License Suspension
If you drive an 18-wheeler truck or other commercial motor vehicle (CMV),
your CDL is an important part of your occupation. Without a valid CDL,
you may not drive a legally drive a CMV, which could put your career at
risk and threaten your ability to earn a living. At The Law Offices of
Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., we help our clients protect their commercial
driver's license from the damaging effects of suspension after a DUI charge.
Secure Legal Protection Immediately—Call 404-907-1536
former federal prosecutor and current member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,
Atlanta DUI attorney Howard J. Weintraub possesses valuable knowledge
of DUI law and knows how to tirelessly defend against DUI charges of all
kinds. The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. has
a history of success in thousands of DUI cases. Our goal is to have your charges reduced or dismissed, and protect your
means of earning a living.