Client Service in Georgia License Suspension Cases
Any DUI arrest puts your driver's license in jeopardy. Blowing a .08 for an arresting officer will suspend your license for six months, while refusing to provide a breath test will suspend it for a full year. The suspensions are even longer for repeat offenders. If you apply for an administrative hearing on your license suspension within 10 business days of your arrest, however, you can usually keep your license on restricted terms. Contact a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney at Daniels & Rothman to learn how you can protect your license after a drunk driving arrest.
Your license suspension hearing can be an important source of evidence
Georgia's Department of Driver Services (DDS) hears applications for restricted driver's licenses when the 10-day rule is satisfied. At the DDS hearing, we not only argue for keeping your license intact, we also get the chance to question the arresting officer about the circumstances of your arrest, the field sobriety test, and any other details of your case. In many instances, we can use the officer's statements at the administrative hearing to your advantage in the criminal DUI case. This can lead to dismissal of the charges or a victory at trial.
In refusal cases, you might be facing a one-year license suspension
If you refused the breath test, you won't have the option of a restricted driver's license if you lose the DUI case. The suspension won't start unless and until you're convicted, however, and a victory in the criminal case will make your license suspension problem go away. Our opportunity to examine the arresting officer at the suspension hearing can be critically important to the success of your DUI case.
At Daniels & Rothman, our lawyers understand the relationship between criminal DUI charges and administrative driver's license problems, and we can use the suspension hearing to strengthen your position in the DUI case. To learn how this can work in your situation, contact our office in Athens for additional information.