GREAT FALL RESULTS ALL OVER GEORGIA
ADMINSITRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION (ALS) LIFTED: In a case out of Bartow County, Cartersville, Georgia, our client was facing an Implied Consent suspension of their driving privileges based on the allegation they had not submitted to the State test of their breath, blood, urine or other bodily substance. The arresting officer gave him a Department of Driver Services Form 1205 (DDS 1205) as a temporary license, and then sent his regular, hard plastic, Class C Georgia Driver's License to the Department of Driver Services (DDS) to be suspended. Our client faced a year-long suspension of their driving privileges. We appealed the suspension request, obtained a hearing, and proactively reached out to the officer to negotiate a resolution of the suspension. The officer agreed to our request, and the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) granted our motion to rescind. Thus, our client, without agreeing to plead to any particular charge, has no suspension of any type (no Ignition Interlock Device, no Limited Permit), and gets to keep driving.
DUI Less Safe Reduced to NO POINT VIOLATION with NO PROBATION: In a case that started in Kennesaw Municipal Court in Cobb County, we moved the matter to Cobb County State Court, Marietta, Georgia. While our client may have been intoxicated, there was no proof via a test of her blood, breath, urine or other bodily substance. What we were able to show was that the reason for the initial stop of our client was suspect - the officer alleged an improper use of her vehicle's horn and failure to maintain lane. By the time we were through, we had the case reduced to a zero-point, Basic Rules / Too Fast for Conditions ticket with no fine, no jail time, and early termination of probation. Which, because our client took our advice and completed several tasks, means she will not have any probation. This case took a long time to work out. But we never stopped working for our client.
DUI Less Safe Reduced / No Probation: In another case handled in Cobb County State Court, Marietta, Georgia, our client faced a DUI Less Safe charge, meaning the State didn't have evidence of his Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) being over 0.08. But the arresting officers still believed our client, who had just left a party, had driven in a manner indicating intoxication. After he was stopped, our terrified client submitted to the standardized Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs). After being hired, we fly-specked the police videos and reports for issues. Finding problems, we persuaded a fair-minded prosecutor that enough doubt about the case existed to warrant a reduction in my client's charge. And, as our client is a young professional, we convinced both the prosecutor and judge to allow our client's probation sentence to terminate upon satisfaction of all agreed upon terms. Which, following our advice, they'd done before even entering a plea. Though being arrested for a DUI is no fun at all, in the end, our client had a good day in court.
ANOTHER ALS DENIED: In a case out of Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County, our client was facing a suspension of their driving privileges based on the allegation their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) when arrested was over 0.08 g / 100 mL. Although our client had never been arrested before, and was totally polite and compliant with the officer's instructions, the officer took her license. He gave her a DDS 1205 as a temporary license, and then sent her regular, hard plastic, Class C Georgia Driver's License to the Department of Driver Services (DDS) to be suspended. We appealed the suspension request, obtained a hearing, and our motion to rescind the officer's petition was granted. Thus, our client has no suspension of any type (no Ignition Interlock Device, no Limited Permit), and gets to keep driving wherever she likes, whenever she likes. Oh, and we'll get them a refund for the money paid to request a hearing in the first place!
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Alan J. Levine, Esq.