Atlanta, GA Administrative License Suspensions (ALS) AttorneyIn addition to the criminal prosecution that begins with a DUI arrest in the State of Georgia, a DUI arrest will also usually lead to your license being administratively suspended by the Georgia Department of Driver Services. In most instances at the time of your arrest the police officer will seize your license and file a DDS Form 1205, which is the document that causes your license to be administratively suspended.
Your license may be administratively suspended if you refuse to take a state administered test of your breath, blood, urine or other bodily substance, or if you take such a test and your blood alcohol concentration is .08 grams or more (.02 grams if you are a minor).
These suspensions are particularly troublesome for people charged with a DUI because they will take place automatically unless you take affirmative action to stop the suspension by filing a 10-day letter. The suspension for refusing to take the state administered test is especially harsh as it is a 12 month suspension. During the 12 month period you cannot get a temporary permit or any type of driving privilege at all. Accordingly, it is crucial that you act quickly to explore all possible defenses and make sure that everything possible is done to maintain your privilege to drive in the State of Georgia.
If you would like to discuss your DUI arrest or administrative license suspension with one of our experienced criminal law attorneys please call our offices (404) 586-9848 (Atlanta) or (706) 216-7228 (Dawsonville).