In Georgia, a driver’s license will be automatically suspended if engaged in serious traffic violations. Therefore, a DUI does not accumulate any points on your driving record, also called a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) but carries immediate consequences. For a first DUI conviction (for drivers over the age of 21), your license will be suspended for 12 months by DDS (Georgia Department of Driver Services).
Ways a driver can reinstate their license after six months:
- Your license has already been suspended for 120 days;
- Completion of a state-approved Risk Reduction Program; and
- Submit a $210 fine for license reinstatement fees.
Note that this reinstatement will depend on your driving history and will permit you to drive to and from work and school and other permissible places.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, contact the law firm of W. Scott Smith at 404.581.0999 today for a free case evaluation. You’ll find a local Atlanta DUI attorney ready to aggressively fight on your behalf.