As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I am very familiar with serious traffic violations in the state of Georgia. Specializing in DUI Defenses in Georgia includes a plethora of traffic offenses. This means that our office is devoted to not only defending but protecting the rights of drivers and their ability to drive on Georgia roads.
In today's post, I will outline the offenses that result in the mandatory suspension of your Georgia Driver's License.
Mandatory License Suspension in Georgia
There are certain offenses, as I alluded to above, that if convicted can result in the mandatory suspension of your driver's license in Georgia. The traffic offenses are as follows:
- Georgia Vehicular Homicide (O.C.G.A. §40-6-393)
- Georgia Hit and Run (O.C.G.A. §40-6-270)
- Georgia Leaving the Scene of an Accident (O.C.G.A. §40-6-270)
- Georgia Racing on Highways and Streets (O.C.G.A. §40-6-186)
- Fleeing or Attempting to Elude an Officer while using a motor vehicle (O.C.G.A. §40-6-395)
These offenses are listed out in the Georgia Code under §40-5-54 as those that result in the mandatory suspension of a driver's license if convicted.
If convicted, then at the time of sentencing, every Georgia judge should give notice to the convicted person of the suspension of their license and the length of time of suspension. The Court will then forward the notice of the license suspension to the Department of Driver's Services within ten days of the conviction.
This is one of the many reasons why hiring an attorney who understands the complexities of Georgia law. Our firm specializes in DUI and the related traffic offenses in Georgia. One of the worst mistakes a person can make when they are accused of DUI or a related traffic offense is to settle for whatever the prosecutor in their case has to offer. Most people do this simply to get the situation finished.
As I demonstrated above, for offenses such as these, you cannot afford to take the best deal available. Hiring a Georgia DUI Attorney in the case of a serious traffic violation or a DUI in Georgia is of the utmost importance.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a traffic citation, contact our offices today.
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