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License Suspension Archives

Athens man sentenced in DUI crash that followed 7 previous DUIs

An Athens man has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars and another 15 years of probation for a DUI crash that seriously injured members of a family in another vehicle. The crash occurred in May 2017 on Danielsville Road in Athens.

How to have your driver's license reinstated in Georgia

If you have recently been charged and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you very well could wind up having your driver's license suspended. You might be without your license for anywhere from six months to a year or more. You need to go through a process for having your license reinstated after a DUI, and below, we will discuss that process.

What is a hardship drivers license?

For some people convicted of a DUI, in addition to dealing with potential jail time and costly penalties, one of most difficult aspects of their punishment may be the suspension of their drivers license. If you require your vehicle to get to work, school, medical appointments or to an alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment program, not having a license for months or longer can endanger your ability to make a living, your health and your recovery from substance abuse.

Georgia ranks number 2 in states with strictest DUI penalties

Many Georgia residents will be surprised to learn that the state has the second most restrictive driving under the influence laws in the nation. Coming in second only to Arizona, the prosecutors in the Peach State take a hard line when it comes to drunk driving offenses.

Parent/Teen Safety Contracts wise for young drivers

Georgia teens are under enormous pressure from peers to engage in risky behaviors like drinking and driving, taking illegal drugs and using prescriptions medicine not prescribed to them or unsafe doses of their own medications. Parents struggle with the responsibilities of helping teens navigate these dangerous shoals.

State sponsored programs for young adult drivers

The state of Georgia sponsors the Georgia Young Adult Program to promote awareness and education regarding highway safety issues. The program focuses on impaired driving, underage drinking and destructive decisions, as well as other high-risk behaviors.

What are whiskey plates?

Commonly known as a "whiskey plate" and sometimes a "party plate," these are license plates that are given out to people who have been convicted of a DUI. The plates are mainly used in Ohio and Minnesota, where they're a different color than the standard plates that other drivers use, making them easily visible to other motorists and police officers.

What is the difference between license suspension and revocation?

You do not have a right to drive in Georgia, not in the sense that many people assume. Instead, driving is a convenience that can be taken away from you. One common way that this happens is when you are given a DUI charge. Your license could be either suspended or revoked, and you must know the difference.