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DDS Role in Georgia DUI Arrests

A DUI Lawyer Atlanta Explains the Georgia Department of Driver Services’ (DDS) Role in DUI Arrests

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By: William C. Head, Criminal Defense Attorney Atlanta GA and ABA Board-Certified DUI Attorney

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GA DDS Can Suspend Your License After a DUI Arrest

Georgia DDS governs the administration of driver’s licenses in Georgia. Sometimes a criminal offense or a traffic offense can cause your Georgia driver’s license to be suspended. It is common to require a series of steps to get your license back if convicted of DUI.

A DUI law firm in Georgia can help protect your ability to drive and navigate the steps to reinstate your driver’s license if you are suspended.  A repeat offender DUI may require additional steps if you are suspended.  These “other steps” may include paying a fee, or they may be more complicated like attending a Georgia DUI Risk Reduction Course (DUI Class), or perhaps installing an ignition interlock device on your car.

About 4 out of 10 DUI arrests occur in metro Atlanta. Our DUI attorneys in Atlanta handle cases across the entire State of Georgia, but about 85% of our DUI caseload is docketed in Fulton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, Clayton County, Fayette County, and Hall County courts. These 10 counties account for over 55% of all drunk driving cases in Georgia. DUI lawyer fees cover both the criminal charge of DUI, and the ALS appeal and hearing. Legal fees vary widely based upon these two separate “court cases” as well as these other commonsense business factors:

  • The reputation of the criminal lawyer. Forces of supply and demand.
  • Years of experience fighting for DUI cases. Senior partners command more legal fees than an associate.
  • The proximity of the court venue to the DUI law firm’s office. Driving under the influence attorneys can only work so many cases and so many hours, including driving between locations.
  • The complexity of the case (e.g., accident, repeat DUI, children in the vehicle, bad behavior, and high breath test readings).

Our GA DUI Lawyers Protect You From Harsh DDS Sanctions

How do I find a DUI lawyer who knows how to get a DUI dismissed? Many people arrested in Georgia for DUI don’t act promptly to retain legal counsel. This mistake can cost you the right to drive. A DUI lawyer will know the critical time deadlines for protecting your driver’s license and your ability to keep driving legally. The job of a criminal attorney handling a drunk driving case is to SAVE your license, if possible, and to win your criminal case. If a DUI lawyer in Atlanta or other Georgia city does not address your license issues, you have called the wrong criminal defense attorney.

“DUI Attorney Atlanta” is a common phrase typed into a Google search because such a high percentage of drunk driving arrests are made within a 50-mile radius of the capital city of Atlanta, Georgia. This same phenomenon likely occurs in all major cities due to the hub created by major urban centers, with government functions and economic opportunities associated with such areas.

If your driving privileges and your criminal record justify hiring a top drunk driving lawyer in Georgia, call our law office. We will either personally represent you–anywhere in the state—or assist you in identifying a top DUI lawyer in Georgia, regardless of your court location. Our business is focused on obtaining a remarkable, outstanding outcome for you if you retain one of our dedicated criminal defense lawyers.

We will file an appeal and pursue your administrative license suspension hearing (based upon an implied consent law issue) and your separate criminal case starting at arraignment, pretrial motions hearings, and if necessary, a trial of your DUI court case.

What Kind of Attorney Do I Need? Searching for The Best DUI Lawyer

After being arrested for DUI in Georgia, the first thing to do it identify an expert on Georgia DUI law through top attorney ratings. Look at who is BEHIND the law firm, review each of the trial lawyers’ credentials, and check out the criminal defense attorney who leads the law office. Every experienced DUI lawyer in the law firm must have full command of DUI laws and possess training in all aspects of successfully challenging the driving under the influence criminal case.

This successful defense record must include suppressing breath alcohol tests, and knowing every prior appellate decision on the Georgia implied consent law. An increasing number of drugged driving cases require that our criminal defense lawyers know how to challenge a GBI blood alcohol or drugs test. Being an INSTRUCTOR in the three NHTSA standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) is also necessary.

The best DUI attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia will offer you a FREE consultation, explain how their criminal attorneys search for a successful defense in your case, and aggressively represent clients to the maximum extent the law allows. Limit your search to DUI lawyers who have legitimate lawyer ratings and a history of proven results on knowing how to beat a DUI. If we are the criminal defense attorneys for you, ask us about our attorney payment plans.

Call our DUI defense lawyers NOW, 24-7, for an initial case review and FREE legal advice: 404-567-5515, or email our criminal justice attorneys.

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