Driver’s License Suspension
Statesboro DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer
A Georgia DUI comes with many criminal consequences. What may be less well-known is the administrative side of DUI charges related to the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services (DDS). If you have been arrested for DUI and are facing an automatic license suspension, you need to act quickly to request a hearing concerning it. Call the Brannen Law Office, P.C. right away.
Our Statesboro DUI/DWI defense attorney can act on your behalf to file an ALS (administrative license hearing) request and argue your case before the administrative law judge presiding over the hearing. We have considerable experience in handling all aspects of Georgia DUI cases. As a trial-tested litigator, our attorney brings a strong presence to any legal venue.
Driving After a DUI Arrest
If you are charged with driving while impaired, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher, or if you refuse to submit to alcohol or drug testing, you will be charged with DUI and face an automatic license suspension. In Georgia, you have a choice of either filing to appeal the automatic suspension or installing an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. The Brannen Law Office, P.C. can give you the legal guidance needed concerning the two scenarios and how to proceed.
To appeal the automatic license suspension, you must act within 30 days from the date of your arrest. When a police officer arrests you for DUI, he will seize your license and issue a form asking the DDS to automatically suspend your license. If you do nothing, your license will be suspended. However, if you request an ALS hearing, the request will place the automatic suspension into a pending state under after the hearing has been held and the administrative law judge has rendered a decision.
At the hearing, your defense lawyer can challenge various aspects of your arrest such as whether:
- The arresting officer had reasonable grounds to pull you over
- Chemical tests were conducted properly
- You were informed of the consequences of taking or refusing tests
- The testing equipment was properly maintained or faulty
Any of the above factors and more can greatly affect the outcome of the hearing and prove favorable to you.
Get Trusted & Proven Legal Help
You may think nothing can be done for you after a DUI arrest, but you have more legal options than you realize. Our Statesboro DUI defense lawyer is here to thoroughly investigate your DUI arrest in search of evidence that can be used to seek a favorable result. At the Brannen Law Office, P.C. we are dedicated to seeking the best possible case outcome and can work diligently on your behalf every step of the way.
Learn more about how the Brannen Law Office, P.C. can help you. Call our Statesboro firm at (912) 225-0066.
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