Can You Lose Your License Forever in Georgia?

Losing your license can be a real drag in Georgia, but it is usually a temporary issue. You may be forced to take the bus or bike to work for a while, but eventually, you will regain your driving privileges. But is that always the case? The reality is that you may lose your license permanently for a number of reasons in Georgia. Obviously, you need to avoid this at all costs, as your driving privileges allow you to be independent, earn an income, and support your family. So how might you lose your license permanently in Georgia?

If you are facing a permanent license suspension in Georgia, you should get in touch with a qualified traffic law attorney as soon as possible. With help from our legal professionals, you can strive for the best possible outcome in your case. In many situations, you may be able to avoid this eventuality altogether, receiving only a temporary suspension instead. 

Getting Three License Suspensions in Five Years

If you receive 15 or more points on your license within two years, your license will be suspended. If you receive three of these suspensions within a period of five years, your license will be permanently revoked. In addition, you will be labeled a “habitual offender.”

Being Deemed Unfit to Drive

You can also have your license permanently revoked if you are deemed “unfit to drive” due to a medical condition. For example, you might be struggling with poor eyesight, a psychological condition, or drug addiction. 

Refusing to Take a Test

If you refuse to take a written or driving test when requested, your license will also be revoked permanently. 


Multiple DUIs can also lead to a lifetime license revocation. This is especially true for those who have committed multiple DUIs within their lifetime, and for those who have seriously injured or killed other people while driving under the influence. 

Other Crimes

Various other crimes may also result in a lifetime revocation of your license. For example, discharging a weapon while driving your car, driving with a forged license, and extremely reckless driving. 

Things That Do Not Involve Driving

In certain situations, you can lose your license for things that do not even involve driving. For example, it is possible to lose your license for not paying child support, although this is usually a temporary penalty until you pay what is owed. In addition, parents can withdraw their minor children’s licenses if they are under 18. 

Is My Revocation Really Permanent?

In many situations, a revoked license may not be truly permanent. Sometimes, revocation only lasts for about five years. In other situations, you can regain your license with the help of a lawyer. 

Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney TodayIf you have been searching for a qualified, experienced traffic law attorney in Georgia, look no further than Lankford & Moore Law. Over the years, we have helped numerous individuals who are facing license suspensions, and we can guide you toward a positive outcome in your license revocation case. Do not simply sit back and accept a permanent license suspension. Book your consultation today, and you can fight your tickets to maintain your driving privileges.

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