There are two ways your license may be suspended after a DUI — through a criminal conviction and through administrative proceedings through the Georgia Department of Driver Services. At Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C., our administrative license hearing attorneys in Savannah, GA protect our clients’ driver’s licenses during both criminal and administrative proceedings.
If your blood alcohol content is over .08 percent or you refuse to take a breath or blood test, police may charge you with a DUI or DUI Less Safe. At the time of your arrest, your driver’s license will be taken and you will be issued a temporary 30-day driving permit. You have 10 days to request an administrative license hearing to get your license back.
At Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C., our Savannah criminal defense attorneys do everything in our power to protect our clients’ driver’s licenses. We handle every stage of the administrative process from the initial request for an Administrative License Hearing to representation during the hearing. We also file applications for temporary work permits and handle license reinstatement procedures.
Even if you win your administrative hearing and regain your driver’s license, a conviction may cause license suspension as part of your punishment.
Administrative License Hearings are similar to trials. During the hearing, the police officer who arrested you will testify against you and evidence of your intoxication will be submitted. It is important to have an experienced lawyer protecting your interests.
At Jarrett Maillet J.D., P.C., our Savannah administrative license hearing attorneys cross-examine police officers, question evidence and build strong arguments that our clients were not intoxicated. Even if you lose this hearing, there are steps we can take to get you a work permit so you can continue to earn a living.
Jarrett Maillet is a former prosecutor and now a Savannah DUI attorney. This inside knowledge serves our clients well. We know the techniques and arguments that will protect our clients’ licenses during Administrative License Hearings. Contact us today at 912-713-3426 for a free consultation.