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 Weintraub & Alper Legal, our DUI defense attorneys in Atlanta know the ins and outs of DUI law. With more than 55+ 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 § 55-5-67.1) 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 driving permit. 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 Weintraub & Alper Legal, we help our clients protect their commercial driver's license from the damaging effects of suspension after a DUI charge.
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As a 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. Weintraub & Alper Legal 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.