Atlanta Police Arrest Group of Drivers at Midtown Gas Station

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta Patrol Car

Atlanta, Ga. - The City of Atlanta has had a lot of talk and news regarding street racing. So much so that it is a topic with the Mayor and the City Council Members.

I covered some of the alternatives brought to the table by leaders in yesterday's post. However, according to reports, multiple people were arrested at a gas station in Midtown Atlanta this past weekend in connection with street racing and dangerous and reckless driving. 

Some of the offenses faced by the individuals arrested at the gas station will result in the suspension of their driver's licenses. Under Georgia Law, there are particular offenses that if found guilty or convicted then there is a mandatory licenses suspension.

As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will cover these offenses below.

Mandatory License Suspension

There are certain offenses that can result in the mandatory suspension of your driver's license in Georgia. The traffic offenses are as follows:

  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Hit and Run
  • Racing
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude

These offenses are listed out in the Georgia Code under §40-5-54 as those that result in the mandatory suspension of a driver's license if convicted. 

If convicted, then at the time of sentencing, every Georgia judge should give notice to the convicted person of the suspension of their license and the length of time of suspension. The Court will then forward the notice of the license suspension to the Department of Driver's Services within ten days of the conviction. 

Practice Note

This is one of the many reasons why hiring an attorney who understands the complexities of Georgia law.

As I have stated before, our firm specializes in DUI in Atlanta and any related offenses. One of the worst mistakes a driver can make when they are cited or arrested for a serious traffic offense is to settle for whatever the prosecutor in their case has to offer.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, call our offices now. An Atlanta DUI Attorney can help you today.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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