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DMV Hearings in Georgia

Marietta Criminal Defense Lawyer

Georgia is an implied consent state, which means that any person who fails to adhere to a breath or blood test, even if they are sober, may be subjected to immediate license revocation. Most license revocations and suspensions come on behalf of a DUI charge, but even sober drivers may risk losing their license as well. If your license has been suspended because of a failed or refused sobriety test, you need to contact an attorney from The Merchant Law Firm right away. When you work with our team, we will defend you and fully represent you at your DMV hearing to help you retain your driving privileges and license.

What happens at an administrative hearing?

DMV hearings, sometimes referred to as administrative hearings, are not criminal trials. These hearings are simply administrative and overseen by the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles. At these hearings, evidence will be brought forth pertaining to why your license was revoked in the first place and offer you a chance to challenge the suspension of your license.

You may also challenge the length of time your license may be suspended for and make a case for why it should not be revoked. When you work with an attorney, such as an experienced lawyer from The Merchant Law Firm, you can have them represent you at these hearings and fight to help you retain your driving privileges.

If your license is revoked or suspended, you may be eligible to receive a restricted or limited driver's permit. These permits would allow you to operate a vehicle for the purposes of getting to and from school, work and running necessary house errands. If your license was suspended or revoked because you were found operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, these licenses may still possibly be available, but you may have to have an Interlock Ignition Device placed into your vehicle to ensure that you are not intoxicated before starting your car.

You only have ten days!

After your license is suspended by a law enforcement officer, you will need to act quickly. You will only have ten days to retain legal counsel and schedule a DMV hearing. Time is of the essence so it is important that you contact The Merchant Law Firm immediately! At our firm, we stand ready to provide our clients with outstanding legal representation in their time of need.

We are not afraid to fight aggressively to ensure that your rights and freedoms are protected. If you have questions or concerns regarding your situation and how working with a Marietta criminal defense lawyer can benefit your case, contact the firm today and schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible.

Why You Should Entrust Our Firm:

  • Respected Legal Commentator

    Ashleigh Merchant is frequently featured on local and national news media, where she is asked to share her commentary on major cases.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Ashleigh Merchant

    Included in the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition. This list is compiled after thorough peer reviews and nominations.

  • Repeat Rising Star Winner, John B. Merchant

    Named among the Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for 2009 through 2011. The list includes 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

  • Earned "Superb" Ratings on Avvo - 10.0

    Both our attorneys have earned the prestigious 10.0 Superb score on Avvo, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive.

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