I just received a notice in the mail from the Department of Driver Services saying that my license was suspended for a 2nd DUI charge within 5 years, but I haven't received a second DUI! I had a deputy friend of mine run my criminal history, and the only thing that shows is my ONE AND ONLY DUI charge from 2009. How can this happen and how can I fix it?
Definitely call the Georgia Dept. of Driver Services in Conyers, Georgia, or visit their site here for info:
While your driving record and criminal history are two separate and distinct records, you obviously should not have a DUI charge showing on your DDS history that you never received.
Sometimes when you are charged with a DUI you are given a yellow traffic ticket and then later an accusation is filed. Some court clerks will get confused and submit the DUI to the Georgia Department of Driver Services twice for the same offense. You should retain an experienced DUI lawyer who will know who to contact at the DDS to clear this mess up. You can do it yourself but it will be a long and frustrating experience.
You should get a copy of your criminal history AND your drivers history. Sometimes a clerks office will mistakenly resubmit forms and this could be the reason for GA Driver Services showing a 2nd DUI. Additionally, you should contact GA Driver Services and ask for a correction etc. I hope this info is helpful. Good luck!!
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