Once you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Georgia, chances are good that you’re headed for a 12-month license suspension. It’s just one of the possible consequences that stem from drunk driving charges and, unless you request an administrative hearing with the state before the time limit expires, it automatically goes into effect.
Not everyone is affected by this rule, but if any of these apply to you, it’s time to contact DUI Attorney Tom Barton Now! The rule impacts you if:
- You refused to take a blood, breath, or urine test.
- You attempted to take a test, but officers said you refused.
- Your blood alcohol content was over .08.
- You have a CDL and your blood alcohol content was .04 or higher.
- You’re a minor, and you had a blood alcohol content of .02 or higher.
What is a Georgia DDS1205S Form?
In most cases, when you’re arrested, the officer will give you a form called a DDS1205S. On the back, you’ll see information about both the hearing and the appeal.
This form serves as your temporary driving permit. Unfortunately, the authorities don’t always remember to give it to you — even if they tell you that your license is being suspended. Often this paperwork error defense doesn’t stand up in court, so it’s your responsibility to file the appeal immediately.