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The Ignition Interlock Permit To Avoid The Administrative Suspension For A DUI

The Ignition Interlock Permit To Avoid The Administrative Suspension For A DUI

In addition to waiving their right to an administrative hearing and having an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle, persons whose driver's license is subject to an ALS and who are interested in obtaining the new permit must also meet the following conditions:

  • Application for the permit must be made with DDS within 30 days of the person being served notice of the ALS by the arresting officer through the DS-1205, or-in the event of a DS-1205S form-within 30 days of receiving such notice of the ALS from DDS ;
  • ALS cannot stem from a motor vehicle accident involving fatalities or serious injuries;
  • The person must be licensed in Georgia and not have any other suspensions, cancellations, or revocations against his or her Georgia driver's license;
  • If the person holds a Georgia commercial driver's license (CDL), he or she must downgrade to a non-commercial Georgia driver's license in order to obtain and maintain the permit;
  • cannot have any prior convictions for DUI in the 5-year period preceding application for the permit;
  • surrender his or he r Georgia driver's license, either to the arresting officer at time of arrest or to DDS prior to issuance of the permit; and pay a $25.00 permit
  • The period a person must successfully maintain the ignition interlock device on their vehicle will be based on whether he or she consents to or refuses the stateĀ­ administered chemical test requested by the arresting officer
  • A person who consents to the state-administered chemical test and opts for the new permit will be required to successfully maintain the ignition interlock device on their vehicle for a period of 4 months. A person who refuses the state-administered chemical test and opts for the new permit will be required to successfully maintain the ignition inter lock device on their vehicle for a period of 12 months, regardless of the outcome of the underlying DUI charge.

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