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Georgia Drivers License Law – Part 2 License Suspension due to criminal convictions

Criminal convictions can suspend your driver’s license.  Georgia law requires the Department of Driver Services to suspend driver’s licenses of those convicted of many criminal offenses and traffic violations.  The following is a list of criminal offenses and traffic violations which will automatically suspend your driver’s license.

  • DUI – this is one everyone knows about.  Get a DUI and your license will be suspended.  More details in a future post as regards DUI license suspensions.
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. 
  • Racing
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving while your license in suspended or revoked
  • Refusal to weigh (at a weigh station not because the officer wants to know if you underestimated on your driver’s license.)
  • Gas Drive Off
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Drug convictions (even of misdemeanor Marijuana).
  • Getting 15 points within 24 months.
  • For drivers under 21 different rules apply (more in a future post).



The above list is not exhaustive and you should always consult an attorney to find out how a particular charge could affect your driver’s license.  Even if you plead guilty to charge there are ways to mitigate the damage to your driving record and save your driver’s license.  For example, a nolo plea to certain offenses can prevent your license from being suspended.  So, always consult an attorney before you go to court.

Legal disclaimer: The information contained on this page and this entire website is for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice.  You should always consult an attorney before taking legal action.  Reading this website or any website is not a substitute for a trained attorney.  This website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Shawn Bible Law Firm.  Mr. Bible serves all Northwest Georgia, including the cities of Ringgold, Fort Oglethorpe, Dalton, Lafayette, Trenton, Summerville and Rossville, in the counties of Catoosa, Walker, Chattooga, Dade, and Whitfield.


Posted on: 15 Nov, 2011          under: Criminal Law, Traffic Law

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