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My son has 3 dui's. He has completed all requirements. When we went to dds they said new law prevented him from prob license?

Augusta, GA |

He has a possession charge in 2008?

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Unfortunately we have started to see the same outcome in our practice. Your son was declared an Habitual Violator for the 3 DUIs in 5 years. Normally he can get a restricted license after 2 years, as long as he would have installed an ignition interlock device on his car. However, the prior drug possession charge is now preventing him. Unfortunately he will have to wait out all 5 years before getting a license because of the drug charge.



So there is no way around it? Even if we appeal?



Can you give me the bill# that was passed? I was told if he applied before January 1 he could have gotten them. I wish to call our senators and representatives to express my feelings. A law should never be "rolled back". I know it probably won't do any good but it will make me feel better. This was a career opportunity for my son which is now lost.


What exactly is your question. It sounds like you already got the information you are looking for.

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In these types of cases, if you will fax me your son's driving record, I can tell you what he needs to do.



I will gladly hire you as he has job offer. But the attorney above says with drug possession in 2008 he is not eligible for hv probationary license...Ridiculous he is clean and ready to move on with his life.


The new law which loosens the restrictions ons a 2/5 DUI is what's causing the problem for your son's 3/5 DUI. He should be able to reinstate his license 3 years after his conviction on the 3rd DUI.

James L. Yeargan, Jr. is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia. All information given is based only on Georgia law, and is not directly applicable to any other jurisdictions, states, or districts. Any answer given assumes the person who asked the question holds a Georgia Drivers License, and this license is not a commercial drivers license (CDL). This response, or any response, is not legal advice. This response, or any response, does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information. Any state specific concerns should be directed to an attorney who is licensed to practice law in that respective state.

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