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Police Will Take Your License During Atlanta DUI Arrest

Police Will Take Your License During an Atlanta DUI Arrest

By: Atlanta Criminal Attorney Bubba Head

Most of our clients, including those involved in DUI arrests, are unnerved by the fact that their driver’s license was confiscated by the arresting officer. This taking of the physical driver’s license is the first step in the arresting officer seeking to impose an administrative license suspension of your driving privileges.

This pending suspension can either be for your alleged REFUSAL to submit to the requested type of test the officer wanted, OR for submitting to the requested testing, and being “over the legal limit.” This “loss of license” aspect of a DUI arrest in Georgia strikes terror in the hearts of most drivers taken to jail for suspected DUI.

Getting around Atlanta via public or private transportation is expensive, awkward and can be slow and fairly unpredictable. Not having your license as your most regularly-used vital identification document poses problems traveling out of state, or getting on planes at airports and even for showing identification for issuing or cashing a check. Our attorneys know the value and benefit of protecting your right to drive.

The process of an officer grabbing your plastic license and replacing it with a Georgia DDS Form 1205 is a CRUCIAL issue for any person facing DUI charges, whether in Atlanta or any other place in the state.

Under DUI laws, the driver’s license seizure by the arresting officer is authorized in over 95% of all DUI arrests, to comply with laws on administrative license suspension. Hiring an experienced and skilled attorney to pursue these important aspects of your DUI arrest and possible loss of all driving privileges is highly important.

Call 41-year veteran Atlanta DUI attorney Bubba Head today and get honest answers to all your questions. Tell us everything that happened and everything you remember about your DUI arrest. The sooner you call us, the better chance we have to win your DUI case and get your charges reduced or dismissed.

Remember, you only have 30 DAYS to file a license suspension appeal or apply for an ignition interlock device, or your driver’s license will be suspended for up to one year! Talk to Bubba Head, Larry Kohn, or Cory Yager now. We are available 24 hours a day, weekends, and all major holidays. (404) 567-5515

Copyright 2017, by William C. Head, Atlanta, GA. Author of books on DUI law for a quarter of a century.

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