DUI News


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Augusta GA 30919





10 Day Rule

Drunk Driving Law Ten Day Rule

You have ten business days from the date of your DUI arrest to contest the suspension of your driver’s license. If you were charged with DUI, and you refused the state-administered chemical DUI test (usually breath or blood test) or you took the DUI test and registered at or above the legal limit, then your driver’s license may be suspended for one year or more. Contact our office to protect your driving privileges.

The ten-day rule is a provision under Georgia law which provides for the suspension of your driver’s license or privilege to drive on the highways of this State before you ever go to court for your DUI case. Depending on the circumstances of your DUI case, your driver’s license may be suspended for thirty days, one year, or longer. If your license is suspended for one year or more, you cannot get a work permit. If your suspension is for thirty days, then you may be eligible for a work permit.

If the police officer who arrested you filed the necessary paperwork, then the status of your driver’s license will be determined at an administrative license hearing. It is highly recommended that you have a competent DUI lawyer representing you at this hearing. The arresting officer is the witness who will be testifying against you at this hearing. It is his intent to suspend your driver’s license or convince you to plead guilty to the DUI charge. Often, during the hearing, the administrative law judge will assist the police officer with his testimony when he is testifying against you. Sometimes the judge will help the officer to prove his case against you. It is in your best interest to have a DUI lawyer on your side at this hearing who will protect your rights, defend you, and provide sound legal advice.

Contact DUI lawyer, Travis Saul, at 706-724-1896 for a free consultation.