You may also be able to renew your ID online through the DDS website. They are even allowing document submission through the website. I would try this way first in your situation. More importantly, you need help with your probation violation. You cannot live life in the run. You need to hire an attorney and get the matter resolved.
For drivers license purposes, if this is a first DUI on the Georgia license, it is be considered a first DUI. For punishment purposes it will be considered a second offense. You need to hire a qualified DUI lawyer.
The court system in Athens-clarke County punishes DUI cases more severely than most other jurisdictions. Retired Judge Kent Lawrence was one of the first Georgia Judges to start a DUI Court Program. However, insofar as other cases are concerned, they are not known to to have tougher sentencing policies in general.
I agree with the two answers. To elaborate, there is almost nothing you can do for him other than hire him the best lawyer you can find. He needs an attorney on 2 cases. The first is for the new charges. The second case is his original cases or cases for which he is on probation. The probation violation can many times be more serious than the new charges. The standard of proof on a probation violation is much lower than on the new charges. Hire him a lawyer right away.
For a first speeding ticket, you have an excellent chance to get the speed reduced. If the speed is reduced to 69/55 mph, it will not be reported on your drivers license. Find an attorney that handles speeding tickets and he/she can help you get the speed reduced. This advice assumes the ticket is in Georgia
I would also check today to see if your license is suspended. Call 404-658-9300. You can check the status of your license. The court can suspend your license for failure to pay your tickets. If suspended, do not drive until the tickets are paid and then you reinstate your license. Your license will not be automatically reinstated once the tickets are paid. You have to go to the DDS and pay a reinstatement fee.
As for the tickets, I agree that you should contact the clerk of court....
I would not trust that any .12 DUI would be reduced to reckless driving unless that offer has been extended to you by the prosecutor in your case. Advice from police officers or others that your case should be reduced is not a plea offer. Only the prosecutor, which will be either a Solicitor General, District Attorney, or Assistant US Attorney can extend a plea offer. You need to hire an attorney immediately. Find an attorney in your area and get real advice. A reduction to reckless...