You’ve got 10 days before your Georgia driver’s license is automatically suspended for one year, unless you appeal. We fight to stop this. I will help you.
The Administrative License Suspension (ALS) Hearing
One of the most important things we do for you when you call about DUI is make sure that you are not going to miss a deadline for filing for your administrative license suspension hearing. We request the hearing in every case. The hearing will probably occur after 30 days, but our request for that hearing will prevent any suspension from going into effect until the actual status of your license is determined at the ALS hearing. A win at this hearing will preserve your driving privileges until the resolution of your criminal case.
The DUI license suspension hearing is an opportunity to protect and serve you. We understand that you may not be ready to decide upon action or a lawyer. We help you as a potential client and prepare the letter for your license suspension appeal. We’ll do this without you becoming an actual client for a small fee of $55. We do not name ourselves as your attorney of record. This way, you don’t have to decide on a lawyer for the whole case. You may face the emergency by protecting your driver’s license while we have more time to talk and evaluate your case.
Instructions to Prospective Client:
- We need to help you in sending a request for a hearing on your DPS license suspension case. We do not require that you hire us on this, but we do charge a nominal fee for preparing the letter in your name outlining all available legal attacks on the Police Officer’s proposed suspension of your license. The letter that we prepare for you is extremely technical and detailed. Once we prepare it, you pay for the letter, sign it, and we send it by CERTIFIED mail on your behalf. All of this is done for a fee of $50, if you come in to sign the letter and pay us while you are here. We can also handle this by phone if you have a MC/Visa card that we can charge this to. If you wish to do this, we will send the letter to DPS under your name for you. We will send you a copy of your letter and we can mail to you our comprehensive questionnaire. Because we must pay postage and handling, we must charge $5.00 for orders handled entirely over the phone. So, your charge would be $55.00.
- Once we have sent this letter appealing the proposed suspension of your license, we depend on you to read the information we provide, and we also depend on you to FILL OUT COMPLETELY the questionnaire that we have created to help us to find ways to win your case. Your memory and recollection of the events that led up to your arrest are critical, and so are the facts that occurred at the roadway, at jail, etc. Our forms cover everything. But, your informed input is essential.
- When you have completed and RETURNED the paperwork that we have requested, we will have someone call you within 48 hours to set up an appointment for you with Jason Cerbone so that you can discuss this case fully. When we call you back, your questionnaire will have already been reviewed by one of our most experienced DUI trial attorneys, and we will try to outline some of the positive things about your case.
- Your cost for a CONTESTED case, going all the way to trial, will be a fixed amount. This fee covers BOTH your criminal case for DUI and your administrative case, which is heard by the Georgia Department of Public Safety. You are facing two problems in two different legal proceedings.
- It is best that you not discuss the case with anyone not connected with an attorney’s office, because your conversations would not be privileged, and the prosecutor could try to call any non-attorney as a witness against you.
- Our office is the only one in Savannah whose only area of practice is DUI Defense. We are Trial lawyers. We are built to find a non-DUI solution to this troubling problem you face. Our business is not designed to plead you guilty.
- Our clients typically are men and women who have too much to lose to accept a DUI conviction on their record for life.
Check out the Georgia Department of Driver Services at www.dds.ga.gov
For locations see www.dds.ga.gov/locations/index.aspx