How do I get my driver’s license back after the administrative (ALS) hearing?
The administrative license suspension case was dismissed (rescinded).
1. The administrative suspension of your driver’s license will not go into effect, and the status of your driver’s license with the DDS will remain valid (unless you have some other license suspension(s) or revocation(s)). The DDS will delete all reference to the proposed suspension from your driving record upon receipt of the Administrative Law Judge’s decision from the Office of State Administrative Hearings. This usually occurs within 7 to 10 days after the hearing. You can obtain a copy of the Final Decision in your ALS case at https://osah.ga.gov/court-decisions/.
2. The dismissal/rescission of your appeal of the proposed administrative suspension of your driver’s license has no impact on the pending criminal DUI charge(s) against you. Failure to appear and respond to a traffic charge could result in a separate suspension of your driver’s license.
3. If you wish to obtain another driver’s license, you will almost certainly be required to bring a certified copy of the administrative law judge’s decision with you to one of the DDS’ customer service centers if the DDS has not yet received the order from the Office of State Administrative Hearings. In order for the DDS to accept a copy of the administrative law judge’s decision, it must be certified and have the court’s seal.
4. You will be required to surrender your driver’s license again if you are convicted of DUI in the criminal case related to the proposed administrative suspension, and failure to surrender your license at that time may impact the timing of your eligibility for reinstatement of that suspension of your driver’s license or driving privilege.
5. The Administrative Law Judge’s decision in this case only pertains to the pending administrative suspension of your driver’s license or driving privilege based upon your alleged blood alcohol test results or alleged refusal to submit to blood alcohol testing at the time of your arrest for driving under the influence. The reversal of this proposed suspension has no affect upon any other suspension, cancellation, revocation, or disqualification of your driving privilege, and your driver’s license or driving privilege will remain suspended, cancelled, revoked, or disqualified if it was for some other reason even after the DDS receives the decision from the Administrative Law Judge. Please contact the DDS at 678-413- 8400 for more information about the reinstatement of your driver’s license.