The 10 Day Rule
In the State of Georgia, the 10-day period after a DUI arrest is of extreme importance. Specifically, if you do not follow the exact steps required for requesting a hearing before the Department of Drivers Services within 10 days of your arrest, the Georgia Department of Drivers Services will automatically suspend your driver’s license.
Your request for an Administrative License Suspension hearing must be made in writing, must contain specific and thorough details, and must conform with the requirements set forth by the State. This 10-day letter, and potential license suspension, is entirely separate from the criminal case against you.
Moreover, if you refused testing when you were arrested, it is important for you to know that there are no undue hardship exceptions to the one-year suspension of your license, such as a permit to drive to and from work, or taking your children to school.
If you miss this 10-day deadline your license will be automatically suspended and you will not be allowed to drive for one year or more.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our experts to discuss your rights and your options. The most important thing for you to know, is that you have to act IMMEDIATELY.Our attorneys will respond to your call right away, so please, call now at 770-692-5020.