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Criminal Offenses That Can Get Your Driver's License Taken Away in Georgia

For most people, getting their driver's license is one of the most exciting days of their lives, while losing their license is one of the worst.

How can a driver in Georgia avoid having his license suspended or revoked? Steer clear of these reasons why the State of Georgia will commonly take away a person's driver's license:

Reasons for Mandatory Suspension of Driver's License

  • Homicide by vehicle
  • Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used
  • Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer
  • Fraudulent application for a license or fictitious use of a license
  • Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident
  • Racing
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked, canceled, or suspended registration
  • Felony forgery relating to an Identification document

Reasons for Mandatory Revocation of Driver's License

  • A driver is declared to be a habitual violator for any third conviction of a mandatory suspended offense within five years. Revocation is for five years.
  • Refusal to submit to a re-examination of driving skills or knowledge of driving rules after receiving notice giving reasonable grounds for such a request.
  • If there is sufficient evidence of incompetence or unfitness to drive, due to being incapacitated by reason of disease, mental or physical disability, or by alcohol or drug addiction.

There are other situations in which a person's license may be suspended or revoked, but those listed above are the incidents that require mandatory suspension or revocation. Other offenses which may result in a suspended license include refusing to take a chemical test in conjunction with an arrest for DUI, driving without insurance, driving while license is suspended, or failing to appear in court and/or respond to a traffic citation.

Were you arrested for any of the above offenses and you're afraid you'll lose your driver's license? Contact the criminal defense attorneys at Duffy & Feemster for a free consultation.

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