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DUI Penalties

Penalties for DUI Offenses in Georgia

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Are you facing charges for DUI? Unsure of what penalties you may be dealing with? Let the compassionate and zealous legal team at Henrickson & Sereebutra inform you of the potential consequences and help equip you for your defense. With more than 40 years of combined experience under their belts, they know how to effectively handle these types of cases.

The Marietta DUI lawyers at their firm can review your case today and help you determine the penalties you are facing. From there, they can assist you with crafting a strategic and effective defense.

What type of penalties am I facing for DUI?

Each state has different penalties for drunk driving or impaired driving charges. In Georgia, the laws are very strict, especially for repeat offenders. No matter what type of DUI charge you are facing, it is crucial that you take fast legal action to protect your rights and driving privileges.

For any driver over the age of 21, .08% is all it takes to get charged with DUI. A commercial driver faces an even stricter BAC of .04%, while underage drivers cannot show more than .02%.

The penalties associated with DUI include:

  • First offense: Between 24 hours and a year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and a license suspension for up to a year
  • Second offense: Between 3 days and a year of jail time, up to $1,000 in fines, a 3-year license suspension, and a mandatory ignition interlock device if ordered by court
  • Third offense: Between 15 days and a year in jail, up to $5,000 in fines, a license suspension of 5 year, and a mandatory IID installation
  • Fourth offense: Between 1 and 5 years in jail, up to $5,000 in fines, an indefinite license suspension, and mandatory IID installation.
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