The majority of driver's license suspensions in Atlanta occur as the result of driving under the influence. DUIs often happen when a person with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of over 0.08 decides to operate a motor vehicle in their intoxicated state. An officer will stop all suspected drunk drivers and ask them to take a field sobriety test. The officer may also ask you to take a breath or blood test to determine BAC.
If a police officer finds that you are driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will be arrested and taken into police custody. At this time, your driver's license will be suspended and you will be issued a temporary driving permit. Anyone who finds themselves accused of DUI should get in touch with a skilled DUI attorney as soon as possible to avoid a conviction and permanent criminal record.
The 10-Day Rule
If you were arrested for DUI and consequently lost your driver's license, you're in luck! The state of Georgia gives you the opportunity to try and save your driver's license. All drivers arrested for DUI can schedule a hearing with the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles to contest the suspension of their driver's license. However, you only have 10 business days from the date of your arrest to schedule your hearing. Failure to schedule a hearing within 10 days will result in the automatic suspension of your driver's license for one year. In addition, you may lose the right to a DMV hearing altogether.
You do not want to miss out on this chance to contest your license suspension. Enlisting the support of an experienced attorney before your license suspension hearing can enhance your chances of having a favorable outcome. A DUI lawyer with strong background in such matters is often the key component of a successful fight to retain your driving privileges. For the defense you need, contact Atlanta criminal lawyer at Sailers & Associates.
Defense Designed for You
If your license has been suspended, it's crucial that you contact a skilled defense attorney to represent you at the hearing. Your hearing is your one chance to fight for your right to drive. Do not leave yourself vulnerable to a driver's license suspension by failing to obtain competent legal representation. Atlanta DUI attorney Andre Sailers has helped several clients protect their driving privileges, and he can do the same for you. He will present a tough defense on your behalf and contest any bogus or unreliable claims presented by the prosecution.
Attorney Sailers also defends people in Atlanta whose driver's licenses are up for suspension as the result of other types of traffic violations. When a driver accumulates too many points on his/her driving record, he/she may lose his/her driving privileges for a period of time. Whether you've been arrested or cited for reckless driving, driving without a license, racing, vehicular manslaughter, hit & run, or any other offense, Sailers & Associates can provide you with the defense you need to preserve your right to drive!
Your driver's license is not something you should put in jeopardy. Without your driver's license, it will be very difficult to get to work, school, and other places you need to go. Don't subject yourself to the headache or inconvenience of living without a license. If you are facing a suspended license, Attorney Andre Sailers can provide you with the defense you need to fight your suspension and protect your license. With over two decades of defense experience in Georgia, he knows how to handle these types of cases and effectively challenge your suspension. To schedule a consultation with a lawyer who is truly committed to helping you preserve your driver's license, please contact Attorney Andre Sailers at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847.