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DUI in Georgia

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DUI, or driving under the influence, is a criminal offense that involves operating a motor vehicle with an unlawful amount of alcohol in one’s system or while one’s abilities are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. While a first-time DUI offender may avoid jail altogether or may only serve a short time behind bars, there are fines and other consequences to consider.

A DUI conviction may also result in:

  • Increased insurance rates
  • The need for an ignition interlock device in one’s vehicle
  • The loss of driving privileges for a year or more.

At Michael Moran & Associates, LLC we work to help clients avoid all of the various consequences of DUI arrests and convictions. Our Atlanta DUI attorneys can handle criminal court proceedings as well as your administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver Services. We will fight to help you keep your license and avoid a conviction.

To find out more, call (404) 205-8879. We offer a free initial telephone consultation to help you get more information about your DUI case.

Georgia DUI Penalties

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Georgia it is important to defend your rights because the consequences can be harsh. The penalties for a DUI conviction vary depending on the number of prior DUI convictions within a set period of time.

Common DUI penalties include:

First Offense

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines (minimum $300)
  • Suspended license for up to 1 year
  • Minimum 40 hours of community service

Second Offense​​​​​​

  • Up to 1 year in jail (48 hours mandatory)
  • Up to $1,000 in fines ($600 minimum)
  • Suspended license for 3 years
  • 240 hours of community service
  • Mandatory substance abuse counseling
  • Possible Ignition Interlock Device

Third Offense

  • Up to 1 year in jail (15 days mandatory)
  • Up to $5,000 in fines ($1,000 minimum)
  • Suspended license for 5 years
  • 240 hours of community service
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Possible Ignition Interlock Device

At Michael Moran & Associates, LLC, our dedicated DUI lawyers in Atlanta understand that a DUI can have life-altering consequences. We serve our clients by defending their rights in order to avoid the various consequences a DUI conviction can have.

Georgia Implied Consent Law

When you sign for and receive your driver’s license, you give your consent to submit to chemical testing if you are arrested on suspicion of DUI. This is referred to as “implied consent” and is behind the license suspension associated with DUI arrests.

An unlawful blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater, or a refused breath or blood test, may result in license suspension under Georgia’s implied consent law.

Is It Worth Getting a Lawyer for a DUI?

You have a limited amount of time to request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing with the Georgia Department of Driver Services. You have 30 days from the date of your arrest, and failing to request a hearing within this timeframe may result in the loss of your right to challenge the license suspension.

Make sure you call an Atlanta DUI lawyer as soon as possible if you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence. Early involvement by a skilled Atlanta DUI attorney can make all the difference in whether an effective defense can be mounted on your behalf.

We handle cases in Pike, Gwinnett, Paulding, Carroll, DeKalb, Cobb, Fulton, and across Georgia involving:

  • First DUI offenses
  • Second and subsequent DUI offenses
  • Breath or blood test refusals
  • DUI causing injury (serious injury by vehicle)
  • DUI causing death (vehicular homicide)
  • DUI with a minor in the vehicle
  • Driving under the influence of drugs

Contact our DUI attorney in Atlanta at (404) 205-8879 to discuss your case.

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