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Most Common DUI-Related Questions

Posted by Ben Sessions | Jun 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Take a look at the most common dui-related questions we get when handling DUI cases in Atlanta, Georgia.

Question: I was just arrested for a DUI in Georgia, and the officer took my driver's license. Can I legally drive?

Answer: Yes, even if you refused the officer's request for a blood, breath, or urine test following your DUI arrest, your driver's license is not immediately suspended. The officer can start the administrative license suspension process following your DUI arrest, but the officer cannot immediately suspend your driver's license or privilege to drive in Georgia. At the very least, your Georgia driver's license or privilege to drive will remain valid for at least 30 days following your DUI arrest. In all actuality, no person arrested for a DUI should suffer an administrative license suspension without 1st requesting a hearing upon the suspension. We provide template 10-day letters free of charge in each of our consultations.

Question: What is the 10-day rule that people talk about?

Answer: The 10-day rule that is probably being referenced is the requirement that you request a hearing within 10 business days from your date of arrest for DUI if the officers initiates an administrative license suspension against you. The administrative license suspension process is initiated with officer's filing of a DDS Form 1205 or 1205-S with the Georgia Department of Driver Services. In order to stay (put on hold) the suspension that would take effect 30 days from the date of the DUI arrest, you must request a hearing upon the suspension. That hearing request must be made within 10 days from the date of arrest.

Question: How much does it cost to file a 10-day letter after my DUI arrest?

Answer: We will send you a template 10-day letter free of charge. Complete the contact form on this page, request a 10-day letter from our office, and we will email that to you. The cost for filing the 10-day letter with the Department of Driver Services is $150.00. You must include that payment with your 10-day letter requesting the hearing.

Question: What is the address where I send my 10-day letter following a DUI arrest?

Answer: The request for hearing should be sent to:

Department of Driver Services
ASL Hearing Unit
P.O. Box 80447
Conyers, GA 30013

Question: Should I tell my employer about my DUI arrest?

Answer: Generally speaking, most people do not want to disclose a DUI arrest to their employer. However, you must be aware that failure to disclose a DUI arrest can lead to great consequences for some occupations. Whether you should talk to your employer about your DUI arrest is a question that will have to be considered carefully by us and with a full consideration of the rules and policies that apply to your job.

Question: My family posted a cash bond to get me released from jail after my DUI arrest. When will they get their money back?

Answer: A cash bond is not released by the jail until the case is finally concluded. If your case is concluded in the City of Atlanta Municipal Court, you will most likely have the cash bond returned within 6 months or so. If your is transferred from the City of Atlanta, their money will be held for at least another year or two.

Question: My spouse was just arrested for DUI by the City of Atlanta Police Department. Where do I go to pick him/her up?

Answer: The City of Atlanta Detention Center is located at:

254 Peachtree Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Question: My spouse was just arrested for DUI by the City of Atlanta Police Department, but he/she was taken to the Fulton County Jail. Where do I go to pick him/her up?

Answer: The Fulton County Jail is located at:
901 Rice Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

This post is provided by:

The Sessions Law Firm
1447 Peachtree St NE #530

Phone: 470-225-7710

About the Author

Ben Sessions

I work to provide exceptional service, attention, and results to each of my clients. Most of clients come to me because they are in a completely overwhelming situation. They need someone that will do more than address their legal problems.


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