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License Suspensions

Suspensions Before Convictions

If you have been arrested for DUI, do not hesitate to contact our office immediately.  Georgia has a THIRTY DAY RULE that may apply to your specific case.  In the State of Georgia, if you refused to take a breath or blood test when requested by the officer or if you took that test and registered above the legal limit of a .08, the officer is required to start the ADMINSTRATIVE SUSPENSION OF YOUR LICENSE.  If proper action is not taken, your license or privilege to drive will be suspended…even before you are ever convicted of DUI.

As long as you contact us promptly, we can file an appeal with the Department of Driver’s Services and request an Administrative Hearing to preserve your privilege to drive.  Again, this must be done within 30 days of the date of your arrest.  DO NOT ASSUME THAT THIS PROCESS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU.  If your license is suspended through this ALS process due to your lack of response, there is no recourse at all and under most circumstances, NO HARDSHIP PERMITS to allow you to drive to work, school or even court.  We can assess the situation upon calling our office to determine if this is something you need to worry about. 

Suspensions After Conviction

If you happen to get convicted of a DUI, your license will be suspended.  However, the term of this suspension can often be adjusted depending on the work that your attorney does for you on your case.  Often, whether you receive a one year license suspension with no permits to drive and a 120 days suspension with a permit is something your attorney can work through.  It all depends on how information is sent in to the Department of Driver’s Services and what happens during ALS proceedings as discussed above.  This is why it is imperative to hire an attorney that has a practice focused on DUI Defense. 

Do not hesitate to call our office so that we can keep you driving and able to provide for yourself and your family. 


The Law Office of Carter Pilgrim Stroud is located in Suwanee, GA and serves Gwinnett County, Forsyth County, Cumming, Buford, Lawrenceville, Braselton, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Duluth, Norcross, Hoschton, Jefferson, Commerce, Dawsonville, Gainesville, and other surrounding areas.



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