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Can I get a limited permit if I got a DUI in Georgia?

On Behalf of | Oct 22, 2021 | DUI |

It will not be too long before the fall and winter holiday seasons are here in Savannah and with them the enjoyment of a drink at a Halloween party or at Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, some will take celebrations a bit too far and will find themselves the recipients of a DUI if they try to drive home. The consequences of getting a DUI are severe and can affect your daily life. One of the most significant penalties for getting a DUI is the suspension of your driver’s license.

How long will my license be suspended for?

The length of your license suspension depends on how many DUI offenses you have had in the past. If it is your first offense in five years, your driver’s license will be suspended for one year. However, after 120 days have passed your license may be reinstated if you meet all qualifications. In addition, you may be able to obtain a limited permit during your suspension period.

What is allowed on a limited permit?

A limited driving permit allows you to drive to specific places or for specific reasons during the period of your license suspension following a DUI. For example, you may be allowed to drive to work, drive to the doctor’s, attend college classes, attend alcohol support organizations or treatment programs, attend court, perform community service and take immediate relatives to work or school. A limited permit may specify what routes you may travel, when you may travel and other necessary restrictions.

Learn more about limited permits following a DUI

Losing your driver’s license can be a true hardship, but there are things worth fighting for including the issuance of a limited permit. A limited permit can help you achieve the tasks necessary to live your daily life, such as going to work or taking the kids to school. With a limited permit you can make it through your license suspension period until you are able to have your driver’s license reinstated.