Athens, GA asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia

Q: Can a DUI- Drugs license suspension be served on top of an Administrative License Suspension for refusal to test?

My boyfriend got a DUI-Drugs in November of 2017. He had his hearing and sentencing in April, 2018. He also refused to do a blood test, which is a hard 12-month license suspension. He served this and got his license back January, 2019 no problem. April, 2019, we got a letter in the mail from DDS saying that his license is suspended for his DUI. From what I've read and understand, this DUI suspension should have been reported to DDS by the court 10 days after the conviction and should have been served with the Administrative License Suspension for the refusal to do a blood test.

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Ecleynne Mercy

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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: A DUI suspension, first offense in 5 years, license will be suspended for 12 months. However, at the end of 120 days, the driver can apply for reinstatement if all the following conditions are met:

- Suspended for 120 days.

- Present a Certificate of Completion of a DDS approved DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program.

- Submit a payment by mail or in person, select for details of Reinstatement Fees and Payment Options.

In some situations, a limited driving permit may be available for a fee during the suspension period. A limited driving permit will restrict the places and purpose that you are allowed to drive.

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