Legal Question in DUI Law in North Carolina

Dui ticket in GA but have a NC license

If you recieve a DUI in GA, but your license is in NC, what happens? My job requires that I drive and if I had a GA license, I could get a work permit, but what happens to with my NC license?

Asked on 10/19/04, 2:06 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Glenn M. Lyon, Esq. MacGREGOR LYON, LLC, Business Attorneys

Re: Dui ticket in GA but have a NC license

The disposition of your DUI case would be submitted to North Carolina and they would decide whether or not to suspend, terminate, etc. your license.

If you would like to discuss any issues further, please feel free to contact my office. My contact information is below. Thank you.

The foregoing is general information only, not specific legal advice. No attorney/client relation has been created or should be implied.

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Answered on 10/19/04, 2:40 pm

Jim Hough Thomas J. Hough, Jr., P.C.

Re: Dui ticket in GA but have a NC license

On your Georgia DUI, assuming you are found guilty or tender a plea, you will loose your license. Because your license is a North Carolina license, the state will be notified of your conviction and then North Carolina will in all probability suspend your NC license.

The correct action to take, assuming you are a Georgia resident and have not yet obtained a Georgia license, is to obtain your Georgia License prior to completion of the case in Georgia. There are difficulties in doing so, obviously and I would recommend contacting local counsel to asssist you in working through your case to an acceptable conclusion.

If you would like to contact me further about this matter, please call 770-607-5300.

Jim Hough

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Answered on 10/19/04, 5:28 pm
W. Henry Clerke IV Bryman, Clerke & Kent, P.A.

Re: Dui ticket in GA but have a NC license

If you are convicted of D.U.I. in the state of Georgia then the state of Georgia will notify the state that issued the license of the conviction. The state that issued the license can then impose an additional penalty. This can create a real headache.

If you intend to enter a guilty plea to the D.U.I. charge then you should obtain a Georgia drivers license before the final disposition of your case. Note that the temporary permit that you mentioned is not available unless you have a Georgia drivers license. Based upon your situation it would be advisable to consult with an attorney to discuss the drivers license issue and the defenses that you have to the pending D.U.I. charge.

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Answered on 10/22/04, 6:23 am

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