If You Are Charged With A DUI in Georgia

If you are charged with a DUI in Georgia, you may have ten (10) business days to try to save your driver's license from an administrative suspension.

Motorists charged with a DUI in Georgia typically have their license taken or seized by the arresting officers and are given a form on 8 1/2 "by 11" paper, yellow in color, by the arresting officer labeled "Temporary Driving Permit."* Many motorists are misled into believing they are permitted to drive on this until their court date. Explicitly stated on the back of the form, which most motorists, unfortunately, never look at, is the Hearing Procedures motorists are required to comply with in order to prevent an administrative license suspension. Basically, you have ten (10) business days from the date of the arrest to request a hearing. Failure to request a hearing within ten (10) business days will result in the license being suspended thirty (30) days following the arrest.

If you are charged with a DUI and have your license taken, call within ten (10) business days for information on how to save your license.

* The form issued is shown. As indicated in the bottom left corner, the notice is an official Department of Drivers' Services Form, labeled DDS 1205.

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