Losing your right to drive is serious. It can impact your ability to take yourself to work, school and other important places. It can impact your career, your education and even taking your kids back and forth to school. If you lost your Georgia driver's license to suspension, you need to know how to get it back as quickly as possible.
Many people think that the only way to lose a driver's license in Georgia is by drinking and driving. While that is certainly a common way to lose a license, it is only one of several. No matter why you lost your license, you may find it beneficial to reach out for help as you attempt to reinstate your driving privileges.
What does it mean to have a suspended license?
In Georgia, having a suspended license means that your driving privileges are temporarily withdrawn for various reasons for a specific amount of time. Once the length of your suspension is complete, you may then be eligible for reinstatement. Some of the reasons that people may lose their driver's license to suspension include the following:
- Attempting to flee or elude a law enforcement officer by car
- Committing homicide by vehicle
- Street racing
- Using a vehicle during the commission of a felony
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Hit-and-run accident
- Driving a vehicle with a license already suspended for another violation
- Violation of implied consent, which is failure to comply with a BAC chemical test
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The length of your suspension will depend on the nature of your case and other details of your individual situation. While it is frustrating to lose your license, there are ways that you can challenge the suspension and work quickly to get back on the road.
Take your situation seriously
It doesn't matter what the reason is for your license suspension -- it is serious, and it is worth knowing your rights. You may not think that you have grounds to fight the suspension or you may be unsure of what to do when the suspension is complete, but you are always entitled to an explanation of your legal options.
You may find it beneficial to first seek an evaluation of your case in order to understand the most appropriate course of action for you. From traffic violations to the consequences of a criminal offense, you do not have to deal with the repercussions of a suspended license alone.