Should I Get an Interlock Device in Georgia?
In Georgia, if you are arrested for a DUI and your driver’s license is taken, you have 30 days from the date of arrest in which to either file an administrative appeal of your license suspension or to file for an Ignition Interlock Device permit. But which option is the best one?
Why You Should File the Appeal
You should always file the administrative appeal first, even if you later decide that you want to get the Ignition Interlock installed in your car. The reason is that if you can get the evidence and prevail at the administrative hearing, then you will not be stuck with the hassle that is the Interlock. Once you get the Interlock permit, you will likely have to keep it in your car for one year (regardless if you beat the DUI or not during that time).
How An Attorney Can Help
However, an aggressive defense attorney should be able to get the evidence from your DUI arrest and determine if you have a good chance of beating the license suspension at the hearing. If you do prevail, then you can keep your license without any restrictions and focus on beating your underlying DUI case.
The ability to keep you driver’s license is a significant part of your DUI case. Contact an experienced DUI lawyer at The Turner Firm and talk to us about how we can protect your driving privileges.