What Does A DUI Mean For Your License?

If you're charged with a DUI and are worried about not being able to drive, you're not alone. Losing the ability to drive to work is a common concern for people charged with a DUI. At Abbott Law Firm, P.C., I will work to minimize the impact of a DUI charge on your driving privileges.

Being charged with a DUI doesn't have to mean taking the bus for the rest of your life, but you should be aware of the potential consequences of a DUI conviction in Georgia:

  • For a first-time offender, a DUI often leads to a one-year suspension
  • For a second DUI offense within a five-year period, your license could be suspended three years
  • For a third offense, you could face a five-year suspension of your license

With the stakes so high, it is critical for you to understand all of the options available to you. Call 678-831-0345 to discuss your unique circumstances with an experienced lawyer in Marietta.

You Only Have 10 Days To Appeal The License Suspension

Remember, you have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver Services before your license is automatically suspended for a year. If you contact me immediately after your arrest, I will make sure you meet this deadline.

I will review the details of your case and advise you about all of your legal options. The first step is to appeal the administrative license suspension (ALS). You may also qualify for a limited license during the suspension period. Other drivers may be able to seek reinstatement before the suspension period has run its full course.

When facing serious charges, anxiety levels often reach an ultimate high. You are not expected to remember every procedural deadline — that is my job. Contact me immediately after your arrest. I will act quickly to request a hearing and will begin developing a strong defense. I have extensive experience handling the criminal and administrative fronts of DUI charges. I will apply my years of experience and legal skills to try and restore your driving privileges in the DDS hearing, while mounting a strong defense.

Call For Aggressive Representation To Protect Your License And Your Rights

With experience defending hundreds of DUI cases, you can count on me to fight to protect your rights — and your driving privileges. To speak with an attorney who cares about your rights, call 678-831-0345 or toll free at 800-737-1251 or contact me using the online form. The initial consultation is free. Payment plans are available and I accept credit cards.