Suspended License Charge in GA


Georgia has complex traffic laws and the number of reasons for a license suspension may surprise you. Whatever the reason for your Georgia suspended license charge, The George McCranie Law Firm is here to assist you in getting your Georgia License reinstated! We know the terrible impact that a Georgia suspended license can have on your career and your family.

The way we defend your Georgia license suspension will depend on the reasons behind your suspension.

Common Reasons for License Suspension:

  • DUI Refusal – Refusing to submit to a state administered chemical test for DUI
  • Conviction for a felony Drug Charge
  • Failing to Pay Child Support
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Failing to Appear in Court
  • Failing to Respond to Traffic Violations
  • Accumulating 15 Points within a 24 Month Period (including points in other states)
  • Using License in a Fraudulent Way – Example: Minor Using Altered License to Purchase Alcohol
  • Under 21 Years of Age and have Committed an Offense Worth 4 Points
  • Under 18 and Accumulated 4 Points within a 12 Month Period
  • Underage Possession of Alcohol While Driving


Defense of each of these requires the detailed knowledge of the relevant laws and a never-ending commitment to the client. The George McCranie Law Firm dedicates itself to the defense of our clients driving privileges!

DUI Testing Refusal Suspension

If at the time of your arrest you refuse to submit to the state’s official breath, blood or urine test, the officer will issue an Administrative License Suspension (ALS) DS form 1205. The ALS is separate from the DUI charge. The ALS may suspend your license or privilege to drive without the possibility of a limited permit. This means that it is HARD suspension with no way to legally drive.

Do not ignore the DDS 1205 form – call us immediately – You only have 30 days to request an ALS hearing in writing or your license will be automatically-suspended!

If You’re Dealing With a Suspended License

When we represent you, we will pursue all avenues to see that this does not severely impact your employment, education or family. The circumstances of your charges may allow a limited driving permit, allowing you to drive to work, school, college, or to receive medical care, etc.

Or we may have grounds to appeal the suspension.

Suspended License Period

It is important to note that while the license suspension starts at the time of conviction, the State does not credit any suspension time served until you turn in your license or have a “lost license” affidavit filed. This is important!

By not taking either of these actions, you may be suffering under a suspension without getting credit for the time!

Having Your License Reinstated

When the suspension period ends, and you’ve met all requirements, you may apply for reinstatement.

You will find reinstatement requirements vary, based on the type and circumstances of the suspension. This highlights why it’s so important to be represented by an experienced attorney.

Call McCranie Law Firm at 912-384-2889 to schedule your Free consultation.