A driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Georgia, regardless if this is your first or third offense, can cost you severe penalties and even your freedom. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI, make sure to seek the legal services of Robert James Trial Attorney.
As a criminal defense lawyer, he has over 25 years of experience in various roles within the criminal justice system, including a position as a Solicitor General in DeKalb County, GA, supervising the prosecutions of over 13,000 misdemeanors each year. Those cases including DUI and related charges.
Are you facing a DUI in Georgia? Our DeKalb County DUI lawyer has 15+ years of experience and is ready to help you! Call Robert James Trial Attorneys today or contact us online to get started.
What are the Penalties for a DUI?
In Georgia, you can be charged with a DUI if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol level or BAC of .08% or higher. The maximum penalty for a misdemeanor DUI charge includes a $1,000 fee and up to 12 months in jail.
There are cases, however, when the prosecutor may decide to charge you with a serious misdemeanor that can raise your penalties of up to $5,000.
If this is your first DUI offense, you can expect the following consequences:
- $300 to $1,000 fine
- 10 days to 12 months prison time
- Up to a year suspension of your driver’s license
- At least 40 hours of community service
As an experienced attorney could explain, most DUI charges in DeKalb County are considered misdemeanor offenses, however, if you have had three previous DUI charges or you have been caught driving under the influence while transporting minors, it is likely that you will be convicted of a felony charge.
Do You Lose Your License for Your First DUI?
In Georgia, your first DUI will lead to the court confiscating your driver’s license and surrendered to the local Department of Driver Services office. You will lose your ability to drive unless you are eligible by submitting to the implied consent test.
Contact Our DeKalb County DUI Attorney Today
Do not let a DUI charge impact your name, your freedom, and your future. Our DeKalb County DUI lawyer is dedicated to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible for your case. We can explore every legal option available to us in creating a defense strategy geared towards positive results.
Contact Robert James Trial Attorneys today to schedule a FREE consultation!