If you were incarcerated for 11 days, that should justify the delay in sending the ALS hearing request. Get an attorney on board as soon as possible to preserve your driving privileges!
Your options are to get a lawyer and fight your case. If you are found not guilty you will get your license back immediately.
You need an attorney ASAP. I would also go ahead and file the ALS appeal anyway and immediately. Send it by certified mail.
Your options are:
1. hire a lawyer immediately and get on top of this
2. do nothing, let time pass, and make your situation even worse than it is.
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Go ahead and file the 10 Day Appeal Letter anyway. As long as DDS gets it within 30 days of your arrest you are usually fine. Also, now that Georgia requires the $150 filing fee for these appeals if they cash your check, even after 30 days, this is acceptance of your appear. In either event, get your appeal letter in ASAP because if it is still within 30 calendar days of your arrest your license has not been suspended yet, and you can still easily stop this suspension.
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