Reasons For Losing Your Driver’s License

The Georgia Department of Driver Service is the administrative agency that issues (and acts to suspend) a driver’s license in Georgia. If you are convicted of any of the following charges (in or outside of Georgia), your driver’s license will be suspended:

  • Homicide by vehicle.
  • A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.
  • Using a motor vehicle in fleeing or attempting to elude an officer.
  • Fraudulent or fictitious use of, or application for a license.
  • Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Racing.
  • If you refuse to take a chemical test for intoxication, then your license will be suspended for 12 months through the administrative license suspension process.
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a revoked, canceled, or suspended registration in violation of OCGA 40-6-15.
  • A conviction for driving without insurance is a 60/90-day suspension.
  • If convicted for driving while license is suspended, revoked or canceled, your driver’s license will be further suspended for six months.
  • If you fail to appear in court or respond to a citation, your license may be suspended indefinitely.
  • Your driver’s license will be suspended if you are convicted of possession, distribution, manufacture, cultivation, sale or transfer of a controlled substance or marijuana.
  • The Department is authorized to suspend your license if its records or other evidence shows that you have accumulated 15 points within 24 months under the point system, including violations committed out of state.
 

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