DUI Laws You Need to Know! – A-1 Driving School

DUI Laws You Need to Know!

Penalties for DUI in Georgia are related to the number of prior offenses:

When someone has a first DUI in Georgia they face the following potential penalties:

  • 12 months of probation
  • A minimum fine of $300 plus court costs and surcharges
  • Between 1 – 10 days in jail, which many times can be waived
  • At least 40 hours of community service
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Attendance of the DUI Risk Reduction School (commonly referred to as DUI School)
  • Attendance of a Madd Mothers Victim Impact Panel
  • Drivers License Suspension, with a limited permit to drive

When someone has a second DUI in Georgia, they face the following potential penalties:

  • Between 12 – 36 months of probation
  • Fines of between $600 – $1000, plus all applicable surcharges and court costs
  • Between 90 days – 12 months in jail, all of which can be done through probation except for at least 3 days that must be served in jail.
  • 30 days of community service (240 hours)
  • DUI School
  • Driver’s License Suspension
  • Red stripe on license
  • Installing of an ignition interlock device, after a “hard license suspension” of 120 days
  • Surrender of license plate
  • Mandatory substance abuse counseling
  • Potential DUI Court, in jurim
  • Photo publication in the legal organ of the county in which the offense occured

When someone has a third DUI in Georgia, they face the following potential penalties:

  • Between 12 -36 months of probation
  • Fines of $1000 – $5000, plus all court costs and surcharges
  • 120 days to 12 months in jail, with at least 15 days of actual incareceration (note a third DUI is a high and aggravated misdemeanor)
  • 30 days of community service (240 hours)
  • DUI School
  • Five (5) years of driver’s license suspension (with an interlock permit available after two years)
  • Surrender of license plate
  • Photo publication in the legal organ of the accused’s home county
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol treatment
  • Declaration of Habitual Violator Status
  • Potential DUI Court, in jurisdictions that have the program

Georgia State law also requires clinical evaluation and the attendance of a DUI / Risk Reduction Program that’s certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services before your driver’s license can be reinstated if you have been charged with any of the following:

  1. DUI
  2. Drug Possession
  3. Other drug offenses
  4. Under-age possession of drugs or alcohol

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