Charged with Driving on a Suspended License

Driving on a Suspended License in Georgia

Have you been charged with driving on a suspended license? You want a skilled Georgia Suspended License Lawyer on your side.

Drivers get their licenses suspended for a variety of reasons. Even though the penalties are severe, many still choose to continue to drive with a suspended license.

Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License

A first conviction for driving on a suspended license will result in between 2 days and 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

The penalties for the second or third conviction within five years increase to between 10 days and 12 months in jail and a fine between $1,000.00 and $2,500.00.

Common Causes of Driver’s License Suspensions

  • Criminal Convictions-certain criminal convictions can result in license suspension or revocation. These include:
    • Driving Under the Influence [“DUI”] of drugs or alcohol
    • Driving without insurance
    • Vehicular homicide
  • Traffic Tickets and Point Suspensions
    • If you accumulate 15 or more points in 24 months, your driver’s license will be suspended.
    • I suggest that you review your record on the Department of Driver’s Services’ website.
  • Failing to Pay Child Support
  • An unsatisfied personal injury judgment against you may suspend your driver’s license or driving privilege. O.C.G.A. § 40-9-61

How to Avoid License Suspensions in Georgia

  • Do not drive without insurance.
  • Make sure to either go to court or pay your tickets. If you don’t, the Georgia Department of Driver Services has the authority to suspend your license.
  • Do not drive on a suspended license. If you do and are convicted, there will be an additional six months added to your suspension.

Seeking Help for Driving After Being Charged with Driving on a Suspended License

Always hire a lawyer! Diwan Law will help you think through your options and help you choose your best option.

Contact Diwan Law at 404-635-6883 today for a free consultation with a traffic ticket lawyer.

Atlanta Street Racing

Atlanta Illegal Street Racing

Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill on Monday that attempts to stem the tide of illegal street racing in Atlanta. According to the AJC, there is a troubling trend of street racing that has led to an increasing number of complaints in Atlanta since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

It is part of a larger effort across Georgia to suppress illegal street racing, which could encompass a wide range of crimes: dangerous driving in parking lots, chases down highways or quiet roads, stunts in parking decks or busy intersections in front of large crowds.

Racing is already illegal under Georgia law. As outlined in O.C.G.A. (b) § 40-6-186, “[n]o person shall drive any vehicle on a highway in this state in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record, and no person shall in any manner participate in any such race, competition of speed, contest of speed, or test or exhibition of speed.”

Under this code section, anyone convicted of this violation is guilty of a misdemeanor, which the court may impose a sentence that includes a fine of up to $1,000.00, up to 12 months in jail, or both.

The Bill seeks to amend the Georgia code by making it illegal for “[a]ny person who knowingly promotes or organizes an exhibition of illegal drag racing, in violation of Code Section 40-6-186, or of laying drags, in violation of Code Section 40-6-251. If found guilty, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

The Bill also calls for the driver’s license of any person convicted of reckless stunt driving to be suspended.

Contact an experienced Atlanta traffic lawyer to discuss this and all your rights. Diwan Law will appear in court on your behalf and develop a strategic defense to your charges.

As an experienced traffic ticket attorney, Diwan law can guide your case through Atlanta Municipal Court or the Fulton County State Court system.

Call Diwan Law at 404.635.6883 to discuss your case today.

False Arrest

False Arrest Attorney

Have you been a victim of false arrest? Speak with a false arrest attorney immediately about your rights. Contact Diwan Law, 404-635-6883, for a free consultation!

A false arrest can occur with or without police involvement. Many false arrest claims involve private security.

Retail stores, supermarkets, hotels, apartments, bars, and many other businesses and venues hire private security firms to monitor their premises. Unfortunately, security officers and law enforcement professionals sometimes overstep their authority and restrain people in a manner that violates a person’s civil rights.


What is False Arrest?

False arrest is the restraint or detention by one person of another without lawful justification for any length of time. It can occur any time one person restrains another against his or her will or takes another into custody without consent or without “probable cause.”

By definition, probable cause is the existence of such facts and circumstances as would lead one to the reasonable belief that a person has committed the crime for which he or she has been charged.

Lack of probable cause exists when the circumstances are such as to satisfy a reasonable person that the accuser had no ground for proceeding but his desire to injure the accused.

Civil Lawsuits for False Arrest

Right of civil action for false arrest exists if the arrest was made maliciously, under the process of law, and without probable cause.

One can institute a lawsuit for damages stemming from a false arrest. Damages can include such things as loss of salary or injury to reputation.

If you have been falsely arrested in Georgia, the Atlanta false arrest attorney at Diwan Law, LLC can help you receive compensation for physical harm, mental trauma, financial losses, and any other consequences of a false arrest.

Please contact the Georgia false arrest lawyer at Diwan Law, LLC to discuss your case. Your consultation is free.