The State of Georgia (like most states) wants as many people off the roads as possible to help mask the inadequacy of the roads they build. That's why they make it harder and harder for young people to obtain their driver's license and they also make it FAR easier to take it away from people under 21.
Being labeled an Habitual Violator in Georgia means you'll be without your license for an awfully long time. Unless you live in the city, and have easy access to MARTA, this is something you REALLY want to avoid. The following is how you end up being labeled an HV:
Unfortunately, I have had clients who ultimately had to plead guilty to a DUI. It happens. The evidence against them is simply too overwhelming for us to overcome at trial. Once of their first concerns is about getting to and from work or other places while their license is suspended.
In addition to a bench warrant for your arrest, failing to show up for court can, and often does, result in a suspension of your driver's license. The following is the applicable code section:
When I was a young man, I often found myself the target of predatorial police officers who were bound and determined to meet their monthly quotas by finding a way to ticket me...for anything. More than once, my license was nearly suspended for accumulating too many points.