Administrative License Suspension (ALS) in Georgia
Savannah Administrative License Suspension Attorneys
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If you are pulled over for a suspected DUI in the state of Georgia, you can expect the police officer to eventually request that you submit to a chemical test. While you are curbside, it is likely that you will only be able to take a breathalyzer test but there are also blood and urine tests that could be conducted elsewhere. If you fail your chemical test, you could automatically lose your driver's license through an immediate suspension. You do have the legal right to challenge the legality of an administrative license suspension, however, but statutes of limitation only allow you 30 days after your arrest to file for a hearing. This is why you need to contact our powerful Savannah Administrative License Suspension lawyers quickly.
Being arrested for driving under the influence is a terrible event that will have a lot of consequences on your life. Not only do you have to suffer harsh penalties from time spent in jail to deep monetary charges, but your driver's license could be suspended through something called an administrative hearing.
If you lose your driver's license, this means far more than just decreased independence. Without a license, you cannot get to your place of work or education, or even get basic needs for life, from groceries to medicine. Thankfully, there is an opportunity to appeal, so that you do not have to depend on unreliable public transit, expensive taxis, or busy friends just to get to the places you need for the necessities of life.
Here at Schneider Lerch, LLC our attorneys will aggressively support you all the way in fighting against the suspension of your driver’s license.
Is Your License Suspended Immediately After a DUI in Georgia?
After a DUI in Georgia, you only have a limited amount of time to fight to keep your driving privileges. If you do not quickly fight for your driving privilege, your license will be automatically suspended.
If your license has been suspended and you need help, you must act now! Contact a Savannah Administrative License Suspension attorney from Schneider Lerch, LLC today.
ALS Hearings in Savannah
When you are at an administrative license hearing, there are certain factors that will contribute to how long your suspension will last. The hearing officer will carefully weigh these aspects when deciding.
Some of these considerations include:
- If an actual accident occurred, especially one that involved a terrible injury or even a fatality, based on your behavior or mental and physical capacity at the time.
- If the officer who had arrested you really had logical grounds to pull you over, based on true signs you were under the influence.
- If you were ever completely or appropriately informed about your rights to consent.
- If you were ever told what the consequences were for not consenting to sobriety testing, including the BAC (breath test).
- If your BAC test came back at a level above.08% (if you are an adult), or if the level was above .02% (if you are younger than 21).
- Whether you refused the state-administrated test.
Prepare for Your Hearing With Our Help
When you arrange for a hearing in defense of your driving privileges, you need to be sure that everything is in order and that no details were overlooked. You do not even have to actually attend your hearing but instead can allow one of our attorneys to be there on your behalf. At this hearing the attorney can attempt to negotiate a settlement with the police officer resulting in a non-DUI offense, or perhaps even a total dismissal of the charges, through a thorough cross-examination of the arresting officer.
If you have been arrested for a suspected DUI, the police officer may confiscate your driver's license and provide you with a temporary permit. While this may initially seem harmless, this form of administrative license suspension can actually severely damage your freedom of mobility. There may be multiple legal avenues you can pursue to protect yourself, though.
At Schneider Lerch, LLC, we are experienced in DUI defense, with a focus on preventing you from losing your license or paying high fines.
Do Not Delay
It is important to remember that you have a limited time to appeal. It used to be that you only had ten days to appeal, but since July 1, 2017, the rule has been extended so you now have 30 days. This time period passes rapidly, however, so you need to get started challenging the penalty with the appropriate letter and fees for filing as soon as possible. Our Savannah Administrative License Suspension lawyers are ready to aid you immediately.
Contact Schneider Lerch, LLC at (912) 417-5008 or right here online to schedule a free consultation.
At Schneider Lerch, LLC, you have an entire legal team on your side when dealing with serious criminal matters. We are ready to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.