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…

Basic Rules of Court Conduct  The courtroom is a place of conservative structure and order. You should, at all times, act humble and well-mannered when in the presence of the Judge, court staff, attorneys, court officers and other persons attending court. If you have been ordered to appear in court, it is imperative to understand…

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…

The State of Georgia imposes very specific restrictions on high school and college students who are charged with drug related crimes and their eligibility to receive financial aid (e.g., HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Grants, the HOPE Teacher Scholarship Loan, and the PROMISE Teacher Scholarship Loan). How Drug Convictions Affect State Financial Aid While Georgia law specifically…

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