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Atlanta DUI Penalties By Offense

If You Are Convicted Of Your First DUI

If you are convicted of a first offense DUI, this is considered a misdemeanor. You will face 24 hours - 12 months in jail, fines of $300-$1,000, 20 - 40 hours of community service, a clinical evaluation (and treatment if deemed necessary), completion of a Risk Reduction Program/DUI School, and suspension of your driver's license for up to 12 months.

If You Are Convicted Of Your Second DUI in Ten Years

If you are convicted of a second offense DUI within ten years of your first offense, this is considered a misdemeanor. You will face 72 hours - 12 months in jail, fines of $600-$1,000, 240 hours of community service, a clinical evaluation (and treatment if deemed necessary), completion of a Risk Reduction Program/DUI School, and suspension of your driver's license for up to 18 months. You will also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle (which can decrease the amount of time your driver's license is suspended). Your name, photograph, zip code, and the details of your DUI conviction will be published in your local newspaper.

If You Are Convicted of Your Third DUI in Ten Years

If you are convicted of a third offense DUI within ten years of your second offense, this is considered a high and aggravated misdemeanor. You will face 15 days - 12 months in jail, fines of $1,00-$5,000, 240 hours of community service, a clinical evaluation (and treatment if deemed necessary), completion of a Risk Reduction Program/DUI School, and suspension of your driver's license for up to 5 years. You will also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle (which can decrease the amount of time your driver's license is suspended). Your name, photograph, zip code, and the details of your DUI conviction will be published in your local newspaper.

If You Are Convicted of Your Fourth DUI in Ten Years

If you are convicted of a third offense DUI within ten years of your second offense, this is considered a felony. You will face 90 days - 12 months in jail, fines of $1,00-$5,000, 240 hours of community service, a clinical evaluation (and treatment if deemed necessary), completion of a Risk Reduction Program/DUI School, and suspension of your driver's license for up to 5 years. You will also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle (which can decrease the amount of time your driver's license is suspended). Your name, photograph, zip code, and the details of your DUI conviction will be published in your local newspaper.

If you or a loved one is a first or fourth DUI, a good legal strategy can save you from facing the maximum punishment. Please give me a call so that we can discuss the circumstances of your case and develop the best plan to move forward and diminish the overall negative effect this arrest has on your life.

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Our line is answered 24 hours a day. If you or a loved one have been arrested for DUI, give us a call. If have already started trying to handle the DUI case on your own, or if you have just been arrested a few hours ago and are facing arraignment at 8:00am tomorrow morning, we can begin implementing your legal defense strategy. Call Us: (678) 870-5711

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