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…

Scenario: You are suspected to have some involvement in a criminal investigation. A police detective calls or confronts you to obtain information about the incident; they just want to talk. What is on the line when you talk to the police? A police detective wants you to tell him everything you know. The problem for…

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…

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…

If you are convicted of DUI/DWI, and plead “guilty” or “nolo contendere,” that conviction will forever remain not only on your driving record, but also on your criminal history. These records will be reported to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, to the National Driver’s License Registry, to the GBI and the FBI, and are…

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