If I plea guilty to a 1st offense misdemenor dui

Asked almost 3 years ago - Lawrenceville, GA

Is it possible for a lawyer to fight for me to not have sr-22 insurance required? Or is there nothing I can do about that?

Also once I complete everything, such as DUI classes, if I have to have sr-22 insurance and I do get it, when its time to reinstate my GA license after 120 days, what happens if I move out of state? Can I still switch my license? Do I still have to maintain the sr-22?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Jessica Ruth Towne


    Contributor Level 13


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . The requirement of the SR-22 insurance is a different segment of laws than DUI. Even if the judge doesn't mention the insurance requirement, in order to reinstate a Georgia driver's license after a DUI conviction, DDS requires this. After 120 days, if you're planning to move out of state, you should first fully reinstate your GA license, and then surrender that in your new "home" state to obtain a license there. Every state has different requirements, and may not issue a full license, or may require SR-22 insurance for a longer period of time.

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  2. Zachary Walter Procter


    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Unfortunately, there probably won't be any way around the insurance requirement if you plead to a DUI.

  3. A James Rockefeller

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Your question and your title are different. Attorneys can help on the criminal charges but not the insurance issues. Sorry!

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