Suspended License


Driving on a suspended license In Georgia is considered a serious offense and may lead to arrest. Whether you have been stopped for an alleged traffic violation, or have been pulled over after a roadblock, Georgia officers are likely to arrest you if they check your driver's license and find it suspended or if you have no driver's license at all. Richard Lawson is a former prosecutor with more than 25 years experience handling suspended license cases in Georgia.

Also, what happens in a suspended license is what we like to call the never-ending suspended license cycle.  You get a suspended license for a DUI in Georgia, or for failing to pay a traffic ticket.  Then you are found guilty of the suspended license, and it causes another suspended license.  As a result, your license suspension is extended by an minimum of another 6 months. So, then each and every arrest and conviction results in a further suspension of your drivers license.


The most important thing is to stop the cycle.  It's a two-part process that takes the best legal counsel and the accused helping himself as well.  Both the lawyer and the accused must work together in a suspended license case, far more than any other traffic misdemeanor.

Step #1

Your Georgia Lawyer will help advice you on how to get your license re-instated.  Whether its settling old unpaid tickets or find our what the Georgia Department of Drivers Services needs in order to reinstate the license. This step is essential in handing the case.  Our Suspended License Lawyers will help you settle old cases and deal with the Georgia DDS for you.

Step #2

The second step is the court process.  Once your license is reinstated, our Georgia Suspended License Attorneys will work towards the dismissal or reduction of your pending suspended license charge.  That's how the suspended license cycle stops.  We need to get the pending suspended license charge dismissed.  Once we get your last suspended license charge dismissed or reduced to a lessor charge such as no license on person, you can then get off the suspended license cycle.

Step #3

Never allow yourself to get into the suspended license cycle again.  If you cannot afford car insurance, don't drive. If you get a ticket, make sure to take care of it.  If you are ever arrested for a serious traffic offense, hire a lawyer to represent you.  Take care of yourself and never allow it to happen again.

The Georgia Attorneys at my office are trained to get to the bottom of your drivers license problems and help you avoid the ever-increasing consequences of driving on a suspended license.  Otherwise, you face what we describe in the next section of this page. It's far better to stop the cycle and avoid jail-time and further suspension of your license.

If you have prior offenses you are more likely to face arrest and will be facing jail time, hefty fines, and strict probation requirements. Driving on a suspended license is generally considered a misdemeanor offense, however it can be upgraded to a high and aggravated misdemeanor offense if there are prior convictions on your record. You may also find yourself labeled as a habitual violator and be charged with a felony. In some cases, drivers who have no driver's license are charged with this offense concurrently with a DUI charge.


Your suspended license may be independent or charged along with DUI; in either situation it carries the same severe penalties. At the Law Office of Richard Lawson, our team of lawyers can help drivers just like you get their licenses back. Being able to drive in Georgia is important. Public transportation alternatives are limited, so having a valid Georgia driver's license is essential for many people to keep their jobs, get to school, and handling childcare or family concerns.


If you are facing a suspended license or a DUI driver's license suspension in Georgia, our lawyers can help. Call today to find out how our Georgia DUI lawyers can help you deal with the Department of Driver Services.  We can help you stop the seemingly never-ending cycle of having a suspended license in Georgia.  There is help, and we can help you today.  Call our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer


When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

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At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!