Points System:  The Department of Driver Services (DDS) point system ranges from 2 to 6 points depending on the type of citation issued. A driver who accumulates 15 points in a 24 month period will automatically have their driver license suspended. The most common citations are for speeding violations. There are two instances in which…

Why should you be concerned about your criminal record? A criminal record can negatively affect many aspects of your life such as employment opportunities, buying a home, adopting a child, voting rights, immigration status, licensing and many more. 1 in 3 people in the State of Georgia have a criminal record and 1 in 13…

Something as simple and commonplace as a shouting match can impact your life forever. Imagine the following scenario: You are arguing with your spouse, emotions get heated, and you bump into one other as you push past each other to leave the room. Then, the next thing you know, the cops are at your door…

Persons charged with a criminal offense must understand the difference between pleading Nolo Contendere and pleading Guilty.Nolo Contendere Plea Nolo Contendere is a Latin legal term which means, “I do not wish to contend.” A Nolo contendere plea is also referred to as a plea of No Contest. In criminal trials entering a plea of Nolo Contendere…

If You Are Under 21 Your Driver License May Be Automatically Suspended The GA driver license for persons under 21 years of age will be automatically suspended as of the date of conviction for any of the following charges: Reckless driving; Aggressive driving; Purchasing an alcoholic beverage; Attempting to purchase an alcoholic beverage; Underage possession…

What will happen to a GA Driver’s License after a felony or misdemeanor marijuana conviction? A conviction for a misdemeanor drug offense will result in the loss of one’s GA driver’s license for a minimum of six months and as much as five years with no limited driving permit allowed. Imagine the following scenario: You…

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