There is a broad range of vehicular offenses ranging from traffic violations to vehicular homicide. Therefore, the law will apply differently depending on the seriousness of crimes committed. If you have been charged with a crime, Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP can provide representation.
You may receive an administrative Driver’s License suspension if you are stopped for a DUI. It is important to understand that this process is separate from any criminal charges. Additionally, there is a chance of facing further legal troubles if you are charged for further crimes during the same incident.
Facing legal charges can result in jail time, fines, and losing your license for a while. The implications of these charges depend on your crimes and any legal proceedings, including those decided in a criminal court.
Work Implications of Losing your Driving License
Most employees will not fire you for losing a driver’s license unless holding a valid license is a condition of your employment. For instance, commercial drivers cannot legally fulfill their obligations without a valid license.
The inability to work will result in a loss of earnings. In addition, if you face jail time and lose your license, this may also affect employment. Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP will fight to help you retain your license and, ultimately, your job.
Family & Personal Life Implications
Most individuals and families in Georgia heavily rely on having transport. A car is often essential, from bringing kids to school to hanging out with friends. If you lose your license, it can impact day-to-day activities.
Shopping for groceries is easier when you have access to your own car. However, without it, you may find that even the quickest run to the store will become a logistical nightmare. Relying on others for rides is not ideal and walking in the Georgia heat brings its own challenges.
Loss of Trust
If a friend or family member has placed a vehicle in your trust, criminal charges and losing your license could damage that trust. In addition, you may find that even when your license is returned, you no longer have access to a car.
Finally, criminal charges could lead to you facing prison if the offense is serious. Call Plunkett, Hamilton, Manton & Graves, LLP for a consultation today.
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