Do Not Give Up On Fighting A Charge
Administrative hearings are a critical part of a drunk driving case. After a DUI arrest, if the licensed driver does nothing, then his or her license and privilege to drive in Georgia will be suspended. Often when a client loses driving privileges, he or she also loses interest in fighting the DUI criminal charge.
At Andrews & Sanders Law Offices, our attorneys will be with you every step of the way. You should not give up on fighting a DUI charge because of a license suspension. You still have many options such as getting a provisional license or seeking reinstatement of your driver’s license.
The Importance Of Administrative Hearings
The administrative hearing gives us, your legal advocates, a chance to cross-examine the arresting officer under oath so that important issues can be reviewed before the DUI case ever starts. Many times, this is our only chance to obtain direct information about the officer’s case.
These administrative hearings are before an administrative law judge who works for the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings. This is sometimes a client’s chance to see the court system in person before the criminal trial.
Limited driving permits are available so winning or negotiating a withdrawal of the proposed suspension is critical. If you have had another administrative suspension within the past five years, this will count as a second administrative license offense. Your license can be suspended for three years so it is imperative to talk to a lawyer as soon as you can to protect your driving privileges.
Do Not Wait To Speak With A Lawyer
It is imperative to remember that any administrative license suspension action is a separate and distinct civil component to the criminal prosecution you are facing. A DUI conviction can mean much more than license suspension. You could face a multitude of additional penalties.