Driving Under The Influence (DUI)
A driving under the influence offense occurs when you drink alcohol, or take drugs, whether prescribed or illegal, and operate a motorized vehicle in violation of Georgia law. As a separate matter, which arises in almost every DUI case, is a potential and separate suspension of your driver’s license and privilege to drive . In most cases after your DUI arrest, you must file a petition with the department of drivers services, and request a hearing , in order to help protect your right to drive. There is a ten day time limit for responding to the drivers services, in order to prevent an immediate suspension of your driving privileges .