In Georgia you can lose your driver’s license for a DUI arrest without being convicted for DUI

Posted March 3, 2013 by Alex H. Morrow

Few people know that in Georgia you can lose your driver’s license after a DUI arrest without ever being convicted of any crime.  In Georgia, if your blood alcohol content is .08 or above you can be required to request an administrative hearing after your arrest for DUI.  If you do not request that hearing your driver’s license can be administratively suspended by the Department of Driver Services for a year or more.  If you do request the hearing and if you lose on the merits at the administrative hearing that results, then your driver’s license will be suspended for a year or more.  This suspension of your driver’s license occurs as a result of an administrative proceeding that is separate from and that takes place in addition to the proceedings in the criminal court where you will be prosecuted for the crime of DUI.  So your Georgia driver’s license can be suspended without ever being found guilty of the DUI that you were arrested for.

The best bet is to contact a competent DUI attorney immediately after your arrest for DUI.  You only have ten days after your arrest within which to request the administrative hearing.  So don’t mess around if you’re arrested for DUI.