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Driving on a suspended license: What to expect

Driving is a privilege, not a right like many people in the Rossville area believe. When you abuse the privilege, it can be taken away. One of the questions we often receive at Harriss and Hartman Law Firm, P.C., concerns what happens after a person is caught driving on a suspended license. If you are one of them, take a few moments to review the following information and how it may pertain to your situation. 

What happens for a first-time DUI charge?

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Georgia and it is your first time, you may be worried and concerned about what happens now. The first thing to understand is a first-time offense is your warning to never drive while intoxicated again. While you will face penalties, they are not anywhere close to what you would face if this was a repeat offense.

How can I expunge my criminal record?

If you have a criminal record, you realize it can make your life difficult. It can be hard to get a job or find a place to live. Not having that criminal record would be nice. The state recognizes that you deserve that second chance and created the process of expungement, also called record restrictions. According to the State of Georgia, when you expunge your criminal record, you will seal it so it cannot be accessed by certain groups. Law enforcement and the courts can still access the records, but employers and other non-legal entities cannot.