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Driving on an Out-of-State License In Georgia

Posted by Ben Sessions | Jan 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is the question: I face a Georgia DUI charge. I refused to submit to the state-administered breath test. The officer took my license and served me with a DDS Form 1205. I filed a 10-Day Letter – Georgia DUI Case 10-day letter in order to keep my license valid. I went to the ALS hearing, had a hearing, and the judge entered an order suspending my license. Can I drive on my out-of-state license, which is valid, in Georgia?

Answer: No, you cannot drive on your valid out-of-state license when you are under an order of suspension of your Georgia driver's license OR your privilege to drive in Georgia. When you suffer an administrative license suspension, it suspends your privilege to drive in Georgia, so even if you have a valid driver's license from another state, you cannot legally drive on an out-of-state license when you are under a Georgia suspension:

Any resident or nonresident whose driver's license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in this state has been suspended or revoked as provided in this chapter shall not operate a motor vehicle in this state under a license or permit issued by any other jurisdiction or otherwise during such suspension or after such revocation until the license is restored when and as permitted under this chapter.
OCGA § 40-5-65.
 
Out-of-state license issues can be complex, and unfortunately, many DUI attorneys do not take advantage of some of the opportunities presented by out-of-state drivers license issues. However, it is important, as illustrated above, to understand the practical limitations placed upon a DUI defendant's ability to drive in Georgia as a result of an administrative license suspension.
 
If you have questions regarding a Georgia drivers license suspension issue or a Georgia DUI license suspension issue, contact The Sessions Law Firm at (470) 225-7710.
For more information regarding the Atlanta DUI attorneys at The Sessions Law Firm call (470) 225-7710. The Sessions Law Firm is located at 1447 Peachtree Street, NE, #530, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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