Advocacy Against DUI Charges in Marietta
Powerful Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges of All Kinds
Driving under the influence is not merely a traffic violation in Georgia, it is a criminal offense. Lawmakers in the state have criminalized drinking and driving with the goal of preventing individuals from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. If you have been arrested and accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you must take action now to defend your legal rights.
Our legal team has over four decades of experience in DUI defense.
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What are the penalties for a DUI conviction?
The penalties for a conviction of DUI are covered in Georgia Code § 40-6-391. In most situations, a conviction may result in thousands of dollars in fines, jail time lasting months or even years, and driver's license suspension.
These penalties increase with each additional DUI conviction an individual gets. Whether this is your first DUI or you are facing a second or third, a DUI attorney in Marietta may be the key to successfully fighting the charges and minimizing your penalties.
The penalties for a first-time DUI conviction may include the following:
- Monetary fine between $300 and $1,000
- Imprisonment between 10 days and 12 months
- Suspension of driver's license
- 40 hours of community service
- Alcohol/drug treatment or counseling
For a third conviction, you can be fined $5,000 and held in jail at least 120 days. If you are arrested for a fourth time, you can be convicted of a felony and held in state prison for up to 5 years. The consequences of a DUI are severe—it is imperative that you protect your rights in court and build a stronger case in your defense. A skilled Marietta DUI lawyer from the firm may help you get informed about your situation and your legal options moving forward.
Restoring Your Suspended Driver's License
Driver's license suspension is one of the most damaging consequences of a DUI. It can occur right after an arrest, before you have even gone to court to settle the charges. At Henrickson & Sereebutra, the criminal defense team represents clients in administrative suspension hearings and criminal court to help them protect their driving privileges. Your license could be suspended for 120 days, one year, or even permanently!
If your license was suspended during a DUI arrest in Georgia, you only have 30 days to request a hearing with the DDS. If you fail to request a hearing in time, your license automatically goes into suspension. Schedule your hearing immediately, and then retain the services of a DUI lawyer who can defend your driving privileges in court and in the DMV hearing!