When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, your license will likely be taken. In its place you will be given a 30 day license permit. Many people fail to read the instructions on the back of the permit. The instructions say that you have 10 days in which to file an appeal with the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Without the appeal, your drivers license will be suspended. If you refused the blood, breath, or urine test, your drivers license will be suspended for one year. This is a "hard suspension" without a permit to drive to work or school. If you took the breath or blood test, the possible suspension for a first offense is 120 days with a permit to drive to work. In either situation, a suspended license can be avoided by hiring a qualified DUI Attorney. Even if your license is not taken at arrest, it is important to send the 10 Day Letter as a precaution. Your right to drive is too important to risk.