Georgia’s Ten Day Rule
If you have just been arrested for DUI it is likely that your driver’s license is about to be administratively suspended – whether you refused the test or because your breath sample came back higher than .08. In either case, the officer has the right to submit a DDS-1205 form (which he or she should have provided to you at the time of your arrest) and have your license suspended for up to a year.
Georgia law allows officers to suspend your driver’s license before you even appear in court for the alleged DUI arrest.
You have TEN DAYS from the date of your arrest to request an Administrative License Suspension hearing. This will NOT happen automatically. Don’t let one bad decision lead to a financial collapse.
The purpose of an Administrative License Suspension hearing is to determine:
- Did the officer have probable cause to believe you were driving under the influence;
- Did the officer lawfully place you under arrest;
- If the officer properly informed you of your rights under the Georgia Implied Consent law, at the right time;
- If any tests that were performed were administered by a person possessing the necessary training and permits, on approved equipment, and whether the machine had all its components properly attached and in good working order.
The Trial Lawyers of the NA Firm
At The NA Firm we aren’t going to rush you to a quick plea. DUI offenses can have serious impacts on the rest of your life, and we stand ready to take your case to trial and to fight for your rights.