Georgia DUI Ten Day Rule Administrative License Suspension
In Georgia if you are charged with a DUI you may have only ten days to save your Driver's License.
DS-1205 Ė Administrative License Suspension
This document generally issued by the arresting officer serves as a temporary driverís
license for the arrestee when signed by the officer and remains valid for date of
issuance + 30 days. It is generally issued&when an individual is charged pursuant to
the Georgia D.U.I. statutes and was requested to submit to a state administered
chemical test AND:
The ten day rule applies to you if:
* the driver refused [chemical testing] implied consent, OR
* chemical tests indicated a BAC of .08 grams or more for a driver 21 years of age or
* chemical tests indicated a BAC of .02 grams or more for a driver under 21 years of
* chemical tests indicated a BAC of .04 grams or more for a driver operating a
commercial motor vehicle.
Having the Law Office of Jack I. Klein file a written request for the administrative
hearing within the 10-day period allows for a stay of the Administrative Suspension
until such time as a hearing is held and protects your Class C driving privileges. If an
administrative license suspension hearing is not requested, in writing, within 10
business days of your arrest, then your Georgia driverís license, or your privilege to
drive in Georgia will automatically be suspended on the 31st day following your DUI
If you have refused to take a breath, blood or urine test and you then fail to request
the administrative license suspension hearing, within the statutory time limit, your
Georgia driverís license (or your privilege to drive in Georgia if you are licensed by
another state) will be suspended for a period of one year with no driving permit
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jack I. Klein
Attorney Jack I. Klein is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and the District of Columbia. He has been practicing law in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia and the metro-Atlanta area since 1995, and has successfully
handled thousands of criminal cases during this time, primarily alcohol-related, theft, drug-related, traffic violations,
and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases. Lawyer Jack I. Klein is a longstanding and active member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Cobb County Bar Association and Georgia Bar Association.
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Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.