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Do I Have to Get Out of My Vehicle During a Traffic Stop?

Georgia officers are probably authorized to order the driver and passengers out of a vehicle, although the issue has not been squarely confronted. The Fourth Amendment does not protect you from the order, based on Pennsylvania v. Mimms. A defense may be available under Georgia state constitutional grounds.

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What happens to my driver’s license when I am charged with DUI in Georgia?

When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, the officer will take your driver's license. It will either be sent to Georgia Department of Driver's Services or to the court that will handle your charge. The taking of your license is typically accompanied by service of a license suspension notice and a temporary driving permit. A driver charged with DUI needs to contact a DUI lawyer soon after the arrest in order to contest the pre-conviction administrative license suspension.

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