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Getting a suspended license in Georgia

Having your license suspended can be a very frustrating situation to be in. It can mean that you may struggle to get to work every day, and you can lose a sense of your independence.

It is mandatory for the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to suspend your driver's license in the event of you committing a serious violation. If the act is serious enough, you may have your license revoked.

What actions lead to having your driver's license suspended in Georgia?

If you are caught driving without car insurance, you will have your license suspended. In addition, it is common to have your license suspended if you have been driving under the influence. If you have accumulated too many driver's license points over time, you will also have your license suspended. These suspensions will be in place for a certain amount of time, often for between six months and one year.

For major incidents, a mandatory suspension will occur, and possibly jail time will result. These major incidents include causing a car crash that resulted in a person's death, committing a serious crime with the use of a vehicle, racing or fleeing the police or doing a hit and run.

What happens if you drive with a suspended license?

If you are caught driving with a suspended license, your suspension period will be extended by 6 months.

If you are facing having your driver's license suspended or if you believe you have had your license wrongfully suspended, it is important to research the area thoroughly and apply the law to your situation.

Source: DMV, "Suspended license," accessed March 02, 2018

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