Sky Valley DUI Lawyer
Have you been charged with DUI in Sky Valley, or anywhere else in Rabun County, GA? If so, don't waste any time in calling our attorneys. With over 25 years of experience, we have seen it all and are prepared to assist with your case. Call now.
Many people are unaware that a DUI charge actually starts the clock for two different cases against you: the criminal case that most people are familiar with, and the case with the Department of Driver Services. Most people do not know about the case with DDS and a failure to take action will result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license. Within 30 days, you must request an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearing or have your license automatically suspended.
We talk to clients all the time who are confused about this and had no idea that there are two hearings and two court proceedings in separate court systems. The criminal case will happen to you whether or not you request an ALS hearing. This is why you were given an actual court date when you were released from custody. In addition, your license is automatically suspended unless you request a separate ALS hearing or the ignition interlock device. However, your Sky Valley DUI Attorney can request a hearing to stop the suspension.
This hearing or device is requested by the 30-day letter. The hearing will be before a different court and a different judge. It has nothing to do with the criminal proceeding against you. Both hearings occur contemporaneously. That is why it's important to have an attorney comfortable both in an ALS hearing as well as the criminal courtroom. We will file a request for hearing immediately, along with your check for $150 (the DDS fee for setting the hearing).
We will appear on your behalf at the hearing, unless you wish to attend. We understand the stresses of everyday life, work, school, family and childcare, and we want to limit the amount of time you have to devote to the DUI-related aggravations. Since it's a civil hearing, your appearance is not mandatory. However, eventually you will have to attend court for the criminal case, but we can make several appearances for you in order to save you from as much aggravation as possible.
Once the license suspension hearing has been requested, our office will turn its attention to your court case. DUI court cases in Georgia are complicated and often confusing. Which court you are supposed to appear in is sometimes a mystery, based on where you were arrested, which agency cited you, what charges were filed, and at what stage of the process your case is in. That is why our Sky Valley DUI Lawyers are here to walk you through it. Trying to navigate the DUI process on your own can be overwhelming. Contact us today and discover your options.
Call now for a free consultation with one of our Sky Valley DUI Lawyers. Time is of the essence in DUI cases. Contact us today and see how our lawyers will protect your rights, freedom, and future.