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Basics of the ALS Hearing Process for Atlanta DUI Cases

Posted by Ben Sessions | Aug 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

WHO DECIDES WHETHER THE ARRESTING OFFICER HAS MET HIS BURDEN FOR THE SUSPENSION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE IN GEORGIA?

Administrative license suspension (ALS) hearings in Georgia are decided by Judges within the Office of State Administrative Hearings. The Judges are all members of the Georgia Bar.

  • Chief Judge Max Wood
  • Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi
  • Judge Amanda Baxter
  • Judge Barbara Brown
  • Judge Stephanie Howells
  • Judge Ana Kennedy
  • Judge David Langston
  • Judge Kristin Miller
  • Judge Lois Oakley
  • Judge Kimberly Schroer
  • Judge Steven Teate
  • Judge Ronit Walker
  • Judge Carol Walker-Russell
  • Judge Patrick Woodard

ALS hearings initiated by a DUI arrest by the Georgia State Patrol are heard by Judge Malihi. ALS hearings initiated by a DUI arrest by the Atlanta Police Department are heard by Judge Walker-Russell.

IF AN ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION IS AFFIRMED, WILL MY DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE IN GEORGIA BE SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY?

In almost every case, no, the license suspension, if it occurs, will not take affect immediately. Usually the order affirming or rescinding the suspension will be issue 3-5 business days from the date of the hearing.

WHERE ARE ALS HEARINGS FOR ATLANTA DUI CASES HELD?

ALS hearings for Atlanta DUI cases are held in headquarters for the Office of State Administrative Hearings located at:

225 Peachtree Street, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303

CAN I GET A COPY OF THE ALS HEARING FOR USE IN MY GEORGIA CRIMINAL DUI CASE?

Absolutely. The hearings are available on CDs for $10.00. Just go see the Clerk of the Office of State Administrative Hearings and he'll have a disc prepared in less than 10 minutes for most cases.

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