Lookout Mountain DUI Lawyer
If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Lookout Mountain, you should choose a lawyer that is familiar with the local area and their court system. Richard Lawson began his career over 25 years ago as a Georgia DUI prosecutor. Richard and his team of DUI Attorneys in Lookout Mountain put that experience to work for his clients every single day. Contact our office today for a free, no-cost evaluation of your case.
Out of State Resident Charged with DUI
We have defended people charged with DUI for over 25 years and have represented over 5,000 clients. Some of those clients have been out-of-state residents charged with DUI in Georgia. They are concerned about how a DUI conviction in Georgia can affect their license in Georgia. Furthermore, they are concerned with how they are going to fight their case while in another case.
Concerning their driver's license, while Georgia can't suspend your out-of-state driver's license, they can cause your home state to suspend your license. Basically, Georgia courts can suspend your privilege to drive in Georgia. Then, the Department of Driver Services would assign you an agency reference number that would allow your home state to track your driving privileges. Some states will honor a driver's suspension after a DUI conviction. Most states honor suspensions after a conviction because of the “Driver's License Compact,” to which Georgia is a member.
Even if your home state will not honor a Georgia suspension, all convictions will be reported to your home state for whatever consequences they will impose. Furthermore, if convicted in Georgia, you must separately reinstate your privilege to drive here, regardless of what happens in your home state. This is the single biggest reason people are charged with suspended license years after a case should have been completely resolved. If you don't reinstate your privilege to drive in Georgia, it will be suspended forever. Your license or privilege to drive in Georgia never reinstates itself or ages off. You could be completely valid to drive in 49 other states and the District of Columbia yet suspended here. So then if you are pulled over anytime in Georgia, you will be charged with driving on a suspended license. That could turn into a serious situation, so it is critical that you resolve any license suspensions even if you don't reside in that state!
Whether you have just been arrested or need to reinstate your driving privileges in Georgia, our Lookout Mountain DUI Lawyers are here to help. Contact us today and see how we can protect your right to drive in Georgia as well as anywhere else in the country.
Lookout Mountain Municipal Court
Lookout Mountain Municipal Court has jurisdiction over DUI and related charges that occur within Lookout Mountain city limits. Court is held at 1214 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750. Judge Buddy Presley presides over the Court. For more information, call 706-820-1586.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in Lookout Mountain Today
Whether you are a Georgia resident or an out-of-state resident, a DUI charge can have a serious impact on your future. In addition, whether or not you reside in Georgia, you only have 30 days to challenge the automatic suspension of your driver's license. Don't waste any time taking action when arrested for DUI! Contact our Lookout Mountain DUI Lawyers today.