A DUI arrest can have serious consequences for your driver's license. If you have been arrested for DUI in Atlanta, drivers are almost always immediately given an Administrative License Suspension, which means that if you do not request a hearing within 30 days of arrest, you will automatically lose your driving privileges for one year. This is an administrative process, and has nothing to do with your guilt in the criminal justice system. In addition to this, you face criminal penalties that include losing your driver's license, even for a first offense DUI. For a first offense DUI, the maximum driver's license suspension is twelve months. However, many drivers do not get the maximum suspension. For subsequent DUI offenses drivers can face longer suspensions of driving privileges or driver's license revocation (where a driver's privileges are completely taken away by the Department of Driver Services for a specific period of time, generally a term of years). In some instances, a driver will be eligible for a limited driving permit, for the purposes of getting to and from work, school, or medical appointments. However, under some types of DUI charges, no limited driving permit may be issued. This section presents an overview of what will happen to your driver's license based on the offense and the prior history of the driver. If you have been charged with DUI, the impact to your driver's license will be affected by the type of charges, your age, your blood alcohol level, and your prior criminal and driving record. If you are concerned about what could happen to your driver's license as a result of DUI charges, please contact me. We will discuss your history and the charges against you so you have a clear understanding of your driver's license might be affected, and what we can do to preserve your driving privilege.