A driver arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, DUI, will face two types of proceedings. The first of those is the criminal proceeding, which will be handled in court and determine the penalties the driver faces for their actions. These penalties usually involve jail time and monetary fines. The second proceeding is driver license suspension hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver Services, or DDS. A driver’s license is suspended automatically in Georgia when a driver is arrested for driving under the influence.
The firm of Schnipper Law, P.C., represents clients who are facing their first, second, and subsequent DUI charge in the Atlanta, Georgia area. We handle administrative and legal issues that involve the suspension, revocation, and other problems with your driver’s license. We have the experience necessary to help you keep your ability to drive legally after a DUI charge.
How We Can Help
The team at Schnipper Law, P.C. has the experience necessary to handle the administrative review when facing a driver’s license revocation or suspension. We are able to help clients with any of the following stemming from a DUI case:
- File a request for a driver’s license hearing within the appropriate time frame.
- Offer guidance when determining the statement you will make at the hearing.
- Issue subpoenas to the witnesses who can help your defense.
- Represent you during the hearing.
It’s also common to have a driver’s license suspended for various issues unrelated to a DUI charge. Our firm can help you with the administrative and legal processes for these suspensions and revocations too.
The Hardship License
A hardship license is one that is issued to workers so they can retain their ability to drive when faced with a DUI charge. The hardship license only provides the subject with a limited ability to drive, such as for employment-related reasons. You can obtain either a business purposes only hardship license or a work purposes only license.
A business purposes only license allows you to drive to and from work, drive for your job, drive to and from school, drive to the doctor and even drive to and from church. A work purposes only license only allows you to drive for employment-related purposes and nothing else.
Call Us to Fight for Your License
Call the office of Schnipper Law, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia today to schedule a consultation about your situation at 404-465-2878. We will fight to have your license reinstated or help you obtain a hardship license following a DUI charge.