Received a DUI 10 years ago and just went to court for it, the judge gave me the follow....
40 hours of community service,
24 hr jail time (done)
Risk Reduction program (done)
DUI Intervention evolution
ANYWAYS, HERE'S MY BIGGEST QUESTION, Before I went to court I paid to get my license reinstated which were the fines for the FTA and DUI, I got them reinstated in Alabama before I went to court, on my court appearance the judge gave me all the above and he said License suspension for one year? The question is my license was suspended for about 8 years before I got that all cleared up and the reason(s) for my license suspension was as mentioned above, the FTA and the DUI. How can a judge order my license be suspended again for the same charge? And is it suspended in all states or just GA if that is the case?
It is most likely you were previously suspended for the FTA, but not the DUI. If that is accurate then yes, it is legal. It is best to run your own copy of your driving history and look there. If that is inaccurate, I would make an appointment with a Georgia DDS representative and ask to be credited.
Your license was suspended upon conviction. You weren’t convicted previously so your license wasn’t suspended for the DUI. Sounds like you got minimums. Hopefully your attorney asked for an affidavit of first conviction that you can take to the DDS to get your limited permit which is good for 120 days until you can pay the $200 fee to get permanent reinstatement.
This comment is in response to your statement that "I got them [sic] reinstated in Alabama before I went to court." If your presently hold an Alabama driver license, the state of Alabama under the terms and conditions of the Driver License Compact receives notice from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that an out of state DUI/DWI offense conviction has been entered against the Alabama licensee. At that point, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Driver License Division will send a notice of intended suspension of driver license to the licensee's address on file. If no response is made, on the 15th day after the notice was mailed, the Alabama driver license will be summarily suspended and will remain suspended until such time the licensee "clears" the out of state FTA or serves out the mandatory suspension period for an out of state DUI/DWI conviction, or until both actions are fulfilled. See, Code of Alabama, 1975, section 32-5A-195(k)(6): "The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency is authorized to suspend the license of a driver without preliminary hearing upon a showing by its records or other sufficient evidence that the licensee: .... (6) Has committed an offense in another state which if committed in this state would be grounds for suspension or revocation;" It is in your best interests to conduct a thorough review of your Alabama driver license status before you continue to operate motor vehicle on the public highways; you may be currently suspended and unaware of the situation.
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