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DUI Penalties in Georgia

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If you or someone you know is facing an alcohol or drug related DUI charge in the greater Atlanta area, it is important to seek experienced and professional legal help. As a Marietta DUI lawyer, Bart can provide comprehensive and aggressive representation in any DUI case in the metro-Atlanta area. We also serve clients in the counties of Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas, Paulding, Bartow, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Henry, Clayton, Rockdale, and Pickens. As a former DUI prosecutor, Bart Glasgow has an in-depth understanding of how DUI cases are built by the state and how to effectively challenge them. It is important to contact us at our firm for a free initial consultation about your DUI case.

Avoid a DUI conviction and the life-changing penalties that come along with it. Schedule your free case evaluation and either call us today at (678) 264-3370 or contact us online.

Severe Penalties for DUI

The first conviction for DUI within a 10-year period:

  • The minimum sentence is 12 months.
  • 10 days to be served in custody; however, all but 24 hours of the time in custody can be suspended or probated by the Judge. The balance of the 12-months sentence will be served on probation.
  • A fine of $300 to a maximum fine of $1000, plus applicable surcharges that normally double the fine.
  • Attend and complete a Risk Reduction Course, commonly referred to as DUI School.
  • Complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service.
  • Obtain an evaluation for substance abuse issues and follow any treatment recommendations.
  • Your driver's license, or privilege to drive in Georgia, will be suspended for one year. In certain circumstances, you may obtain a limited driver's permit and if you complete the Risk Reduction Course within 120 days, you may have your full license reinstated after 120 days.

A second conviction for DUI within a 10-year period:

  • The minimum sentence is 12 months.
  • 90 days to be served in custody; however, all but 72 hours of the time in custody can be suspended or probated by the Judge. The balance of the 12-month sentence will be served on probation.
  • A fine of $600 to a maximum fine of $1000, plus applicable surcharges that normally double the fine.
  • Attend and complete a Risk Reduction Course, commonly referred to as DUI School.
  • Complete a minimum of 240 hours (30 days) of community service.
  • Obtain an evaluation for substance abuse issues and follow any recommended treatment.
  • If your previous DUI was less than 5 years measured from the dates of arrest for each DUI, then your driver's license, or privilege to drive in Georgia, will be suspended for 18 months*. Installation of an ignition interlock device will allow you to reinstate your driver's license after 12 months. There is no limited permit available at first, but you may be able to obtain one after 4 months if enrolled in a qualified DUI Court.
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
  • Publication of your picture in the newspaper for the county you were arrested in.
  • Surrender of the license plates for any vehicle you own.

The third conviction for DUI within a 10-year period (high and aggravated misdemeanor):

  • The minimum sentence is 12 months.
  • 120 days to be served in custody; however, all but 15 days of the time in custody can be suspended or probated by the Judge. The balance of the 12-month sentence will be served on probation.
  • A minimum fine of $1000 to a maximum fine of $5000, plus surcharges.
  • Complete a minimum of 240 hours (30 days) of community service.
  • Obtain an evaluation for substance abuse issues.
  • If this is your third DUI within a 5 year period, you are declared a Habitual Violator in Georgia and your driver's license, or privilege to drive in Georgia, will be revoked for a period of 5 years**. A probationary license is available after 2 years; however, no limited permit is available.
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
  • Publication of your picture in the newspaper for the county you were arrested in.
  • Surrender of the license plates for any vehicle you own.

DUI with Minors in the Vehicle

If a person is arrested for DUI and they have persons under the age of 16 in the vehicle at the time of the arrest, they will be charged with a DUI for each minor that was present. For example, if a person is pulled over in Georgia for DUI and she has two children in the car, she will be charged with three DUI offenses and these are all separate DUI offenses.


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It is important to talk to us about the specifics of your DUI charges so that we can determine how best to assist you with your particular case. As a Marietta DUI defense lawyer, Bart works closely with all of his clients in an effort to provide them with superior service and results.

Have you been involved in a DUI in Cobb County or the Metro Atlanta area? Contact our Marietta DUI attorney for experienced and effective legal services at (678) 264-3370. Bart has traveled across the state of Georgia to defend his clients and will do the same for you.

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