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Under 16 Years of Age:

If you are under 16 years of age and convicted of DUI or a Drug Offense pursuant to O.C.G.A. 40-5-22.1, you are not eligible for a drivers license until 17 years of age. For a second offense, you are not eligible for a license until 18 years of age.  

Under 21 Years of Age - Administrative DUI Suspensions:

Administrative License Suspensions are entitled to a limited permit for work and school immediately.  An under 21 DUI conviction is not eligible for a work permit. Administrative license suspensions are credited toward the DUI conviction license suspension even if a limited permit for school and work is issued. Consequently, under 21 drivers should let the administrative license suspension go into affect if there is no refusal.  Finally, if you get a DUI arrest while under 21 but the case is not resolved, a conviction entered or a plea taken until after the 21st birthday, then the Under 21 DUI license suspensions rules are not applicable. This means if you are under 21, not close to your 21 birthday, and you did not refuse the state administered chemical test of your breath or blood, then you should not send a 10 day letter to save your license. 

Under 21 Years of Age - DUI Conviction License Suspensions:

O.C.G.A. 40-5-57.1 provides that, "If the [under 21] driver's alcohol concentration at the time of the [DUI] offense was less than 0.08 grams [based on either blood test or breath test], [the under 21 driver] shall not be eligible for license reinstatement until the end of six months; or If the [under 21] driver's alcohol concentration at the time of the offense was 0.08 grams or more, he or she shall not be eligible for license reinstatement until the end of 12 months."  The reinstatement fee for a first such conviction shall be $210.00 or $200.00 if paid by mail. The reinstatement fee for a second or subsequent such conviction shall be $310.00 or $300.00 if paid by mail. A suspension provided for in this Code section shall be imposed based on the person's age on the date of the conviction giving rise to the suspension. 

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