After a First DUI Conviction, and upon obtaining a Limited Permit, a person may still be able to drive.
On a Limited Permit after a Georgia DUI conviction or plea, the judge may sign an Affidavit of First Conviction. This document can be taken to the Department of Driver Services (DDS) /DMV to get a Limited Permit Georgia driver’s license. This does not mean that one can drive to get this permit, since the license becomes automatically suspended upon conviction or plea. As far as a Limited Permit, remember these points:
1. A driver is allowed to go to and from work and/or school, but is NOT allowed to drive to restaurants, sporting events or other similar types of occasions. If you are driving outside of the designated areas or times, you could be arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license.
2. It is very important that communication occur between the driver and DDS about what can and cannot be done with a Limited Permit.
About the attorney: Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWI, Marijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters. The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), Jackson County (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.
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