W. Travis Towe - 10 Day Letter
The administrative license suspension part of a Georgia DUI case is an important and, frequently, a critical part of your DUI case. The hearing upon the administrative license suspension action can provide valuable information in the defense of your Georgia DUI charge. With the filing of a request for hearing within 10 days from the date of arrest, your driving privileges are extended beyond the 30 days, which your temporary permit (Form 1205) is valid for. The administrative license process is separate from your criminal DUI case. However, the administrative license suspension case can play a crucial role in how you proceed in the criminal portion of your DUI case.
If you received a yellow 30-day temporary license and your license was confiscated, then you have only TEN BUSINESS DAYS from the date of your arrest to send a letter to the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety to request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing to try to save your license from being suspended. Otherwise, your license will be automatically suspended once your 30-day temporary license expires. This suspension could be for a full year and could leave you WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING A LIMITED DRIVING PERMIT.
My firm will send in this 10-day letter for you for free. You only need to provide us with the necessary information and deliver to us the $150 fee that the State of Georgia requires for submitting a request for an ALS hearing. If you prefer to mail in the letter yourself, you can download this free "10 Day Letter" in Microsoft Word format by following the instructions below. This 10 Day Letter contains all of the elements needed to preserve your rights to an ALS hearing.