DUI in Georgia: Arrested? Don't Give Up Hope

James Scott Byrne

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DUI / DWI Attorney - Savannah, GA

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Posted almost 6 years ago. Applies to Georgia, 1 helpful vote



DUI in Georgia: File a "Ten Day Letter"

Often after arrest for DUI, the officer will hand to the person being arrested a DDS Form labeled 1205. What this form means is that the State of Georgia intends to suspend your license. If you do not send a letter requesting an administrative hearing within ten (10) business days from your date of arrest, the State will automatically suspend your Georgia License or if you are from out of State--your privilege to drive in Georgia. If you have been served with a 1205 form-flip it over--on the back of the form in faint printing it will give you the details on how to proceed--or you can take it to an experienced DUI attorney to file the appropriate letter for you.


DUI in Georgia: Get a Police Report

Most lawyers will not charge for initial consultation. it is always helpful if a prospective client can get a copy of the police report and all other documentation that was given by the officer. Additionally, it is extremely helpful to write down everything that you did that day. Include all details--from when you woke up until after you were arrested [who you were with, what you ate, where you went and what you did]. Time fades memories--so it is good to get this down as soon as possible.

Additional Resources

http://www.osah.ga.gov/ http://www.dds.ga.gov/ http://www.ncdd.com/ http://www.chathamcounty.org/jims/ http://www.ci.savannah.ga.us/recorderscourt/rcdocket.nsf

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