Atlanta DUI Lawyer
At the Georgia Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing, you can prevent your license from being automatically suspended. It is also a good opportunity to get testimony from the officer and determine the strengths and weaknesses of the State's case against you.
Law Office of Shania King, LLC can represent you at the Georgia ALS hearing and give you solid guidance so that you can make the best possible choices. Call today at (678) 793-7975 so that we can discuss your case and begin preparing your defense.
Georgia ALS Hearing
When a driver is arrested for DUI, the officer takes away their license and issues them a 30 day temporary permit. Within 10 days of a DUI arrest, the driver must request, in writing, an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing to determine whether their license should be suspended. A Georgia ALS hearing will determine whether or not your license will be suspended before your DUI case is scheduled for trial. If you fail to request a Georgia ALS hearing within 10 days of your arrest, then you have given up your right to have the hearing and your license will be automatically suspended.
The point of the Georgia ALS hearing is not to determine whether you are guilty of a DUI. The scope of the hearing is to determine three issues: (1) whether the officer had reasonable grounds to believe the person was DUI and lawfully placed them under arrest OR the driver was involved in an accident resulting in serious injury or fatality, (2) whether the person was informed of their implied consent rights (the rights a person has when submitting to a DUI breath, blood, or urine test) and the consequences, and (3) whether the person refused or submitted to a properly administered test.
Within 30 days of the written request, an ALS hearing will be held. During this 30 day period, you are allowed to continue driving to work and other responsibilities.