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What do I do after my DUI arrest?

Posted by attorney Michael Moody

If you refused the breath, blood or urine test, or if your test results were .08 or greater, then the officer is required to confisicate your license and give you a 1205 form. The 1205 is your license for 30 days. After that, your license are suspended unless you write a letter to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, Administrative License Suspension Unit. The letter must state that your are appealing the DDS's administrative suspension of your driver's license and that you request a hearing on all issues. Since May of 2010, you now must also enclose a check in the amount of $150.00 payable to the Department of Driver Services. If you hire an attorney soon after your arrest, your attorney will send the letter on your behalf. I would strongly advise you to have the attorney prepare and send the letter via certified mail, return receipt requested. Remember, if you don't, your license will be gone!

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