Georgia Drivers License Suspension & Driving without a license

April 23, 2012

License Suspensions and Reinstatement in Georgia

I get many calls regarding license suspension cases. Many times the suspension of driving privileges could have easily been avoided. For example, failure to appear in court for a traffic citation will result in your Georgia driver's license or privilege to drive in the State of Georgia being suspended. Another example involves pleading nolo contendere (Nolo) to a first offense possession less than an ounce of marijuana. Failure to complete a Georgia DUI risk class within the time prescribed by law will result in suspension of driving privileges in the State of Georgia.

Drivers under the age of 21 have a different set of rules. Children under the age of 17 must appear in juvenile court with a parent or guardian to answer to these charges.

Penalties for a first offense driving on a suspended license and driving without a license are harsh. Mandatory minimum $500.00 fine, 2 days in jail and an additional 6-month suspension of driving privileges. Second offenses within a five-year period are punishable by a mandatory $1000.00 fine, ten days in jail and additional 6-month suspension.

Over the last 20 years, I have learned that in many cases, license suspensions can be avoided. When charged in the State of Georgia with the offense of driving on a suspended license or driving without a license, your case can be resolved avoiding mandatory jail time and additional suspension of your driving privileges.


If you have been charged with O.C.G.A. 40-5-121 Driving on a suspended license or driving without a license in the State of Georgia, you need to be represented by an experienced traffic court defense lawyer. Having experienced counsel during this critical period is essential.

Atlanta Suspended Drivers License Lawyer Thomas C. Nagel has been representing clients charged with Drivers License Suspensions and Traffic Court Violations for over 20 years. In many cases I am able to help you get your Georgia Drivers License or driving privileges restored. In many cases I can get your charges reduced and even dismissed. That means getting your license back and avoiding harsh penalties, jail time and further suspension of your driving privileges.

Stop worrying and get answers to your questions . If you are interested in a private and confidential consultation, call me now to discuss your case.

Regardless of how bad you think your case is, BEFORE you face the judge, call Thomas C. Nagel at 404-255-1600 to arrange your free consultation today.