Getting a DUI at any age is not something you want to go through in Georgia but it is even more difficult if you are under 21. Since you have a shorter driving record and less driving experience at that age, the penalties and fines are much more extreme.
If you are under 21 and you have been found driving with a Blood Alcohol Level over .02 then you can look forward to:
- Going to jail for not less than 10 days but not more than 12 months, although the judge can suspend all but 24 hours of the imprisonment.
- Getting put on probation for 12 months less any time you have spent locked up.
- A fine of no less than 300 dollars but no more than 1,000 dollars.
- A minimum of forty hours of community service
- Having to attend and complete a DUI school, otherwise known as a Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction School.
- Revocation of your driver's license with a few conditions:
- If it was your first DUI offense and your BAL was below .08, you can reapply for your license after 6 months
- If it was not your first DUI or your BAL was above .08 then you will have to wait 12 months to get your license
When it comes to a DUI, proper representation is very important. For the most part, people with DUI's don't want to go to court, they just want to get the best deal they can and get their lives back to normal. To do that you will need an experienced DUI attorney to negotiate on your behalf. You cannot get less than your states minimum penalties for a DUI. However, a good DUI attorney can help you get your license back as soon as possible and keep the penalties as close to the minimum requirements as possible.