DUI License Suspension Requirements | DUI Lawyer Ellijay Ga
If you are convicted of a DUI in Georgia the punishment, penalties, and consequences you face will depend on the number of DUI convictions on your record within a specified time period. The number of convictions are measured by date of arrest – not date of conviction. The Drivers License penalties are measured by number of convictions within 5 years.
1st DUI Conviction in 5 years:
- 12 Month Suspension.
- Limited Driving Permit Available.
- Eligible for restoration of full license after 120 days of successfully using temporary driving permit with no violations.
2nd DUI Conviction in 5 years:
- 18 – 36 month Suspension.
- No Limited Permit available initially.
- After 120 days, eligible for a limited driving permit with an Interlock Device after meeting conditions.
To become eligible for the limited permit:
- 120 with no additional violations.
- Certificate of eligibility from a drug court program (at Judge’s discretion) or
Proof of enrollment in substance abuse treatment and completed clinical evaluation.
- The limited permit requires the use of an Interlock Device for a minimum of eight months.
- While you are required to operate an Interlock Device in your vehicle before a restoration of your license, a Judge may grant a waiver of this requirement (but not the time of suspension) in certain circumstances.
3rd DUI Conviction in 5 years.
- A 3rd Conviction of DUI within 5 years will result in being deemed a habitual violator and a license suspension of up to 5 years.
The DUI Attorneys at Teague Law are intimately familiar with the punishments, penalties, and consequences that follow a conviction of DUI and are ready to guide you through the process of defending yourself against these charges. Contact one of the experienced DUI Attorneys at Teague Law in Ellijay, GA today and let us begin fighting for you today.
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