What is the Georgia DUI Ten Day Letter?
This is a very critical and time sensitive issue that you MUST understand
What is the DUI 10 day letter in Georgia?
In Georgia, when you are arrested and charged with DUI, in all likelihood you will have to appear before two separate courts. The first court is a criminal court where you will answer to the misdemeanor offense of DUI. This is a criminal case in which the state of Georgia accuses you of the offense of DUI.
The second court you may have to appear in is a civil court. This is a non-criminal case in which the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services (DDS) www.dds.ga.gov attempts to prevent you from driving pending the outcome of the criminal case. Essentially, it is an attempt by the DDS to suspend your Georgia driver’s license. This process begins after you are arrested for DUI when the arresting officer fills out a document called a “DDS Form 1205.”
The arresting officer is required to fill out this form and forward it to DDS, if at the time of your arrest, you submitted to a state administered chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine and you had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams percent or more. If the arresting officer alleges that you “refused” to submit to a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine, he will also fill out the DDS Form 1205.
Remember, time is of the essence. You only have ten (10) business days from the date you receive this form to request a hearing. It is your request for hearing that stays the automatic suspension of your driver’s license.