Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
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Standard DUI Penalties

DUI Charges can Have Serious Consequences

Download our free Booklet on DUI Penalties A DUI arrest in Georgia is a very serious matter. Whether you’ve had only one or multiple DUIs, the consequences are signi – cant. Standard penalties are outlined in the following pages.If you have been charged with DUI, an experience attorney can help you navigate the legal system. The Don Turner Legal Team has won many of our DUI cases and dramatically reduced nes and penalties in others.We have over 35 years of experience in northern Georgia. We know the system and will work with the courts to get you the best outcome.When you need the best DUI defense, you need someone who knows how to win – you need the Don Turner Legal Team.

First Offense in 10 Years
  • Fines from $300 to $1,000
  • Jail time from 10 days to 1 year (A judge may suspend all but 24 hours.)
  • 40 hours of community service
  • Alcohol & Drug Evaluation and recommended treatment, which may be waived by court
  • Loss of license for 1 year (Most drivers are eligible to drive on a 120-day limited permit. At the end of 120 days, with completion of Driver’s Risk Reduction Program, your regular license can be rein- stated.)
  • $210 license reinstatement fee
  • Up to 1 year on probation
  • Misdemeanor conviction
Second Offense in 10 Years
  • Fines from $600 to $1,000
  • Jail time from 90 days to 1 year (A judge may suspend all but 72 hours.)
  • 30 days of community service
  • Alcohol & Drug Evaluation and recommended treatment, which may be waived by court
  • Loss of license for 3 years (There is no reinstatement for 18 months, 12-month hard suspension and 6-month limited permit with instal- lation of an Ignition Interlock Device and completion of Driver’s Risk Reduction Program.)
  • $310 license reinstatement fee
  • Re-issued license will have a red stripe
  • Pay for your name, photo and address to be published in local newspaper
  • Surrender license plate (Co-owner of car or family member may be granted hardship license plate.)
  • Up to 1 year on probation
  • Misdemeanor conviction
Third Offense in 10 Years
  • Fines from $1,000 to $5,000
  • Jail time from 120 days to 1 year (A judge may suspend all but 15 days.)
  • 30 days of community service
  • Alcohol & Drug Evaluation and recommended treatment, which may be waived by court
  • Deemed habitual violator (HV) with license revoked for 5 years (A limited permit may be issued after 2 years upon completing Driver’s Risk Reduction Program, obtaining SR-22 insurance, and installing an Ignition Interlock Device.)
  • $410 license reinstatement fee
  • Surrender license plate (Co-owner of car or family member may be granted hardship license plate)
  • Pay for your name, photo and address to be published in local newspaper
  • Up to 1 year on probation
  • High and aggravated misdemeanor conviction
Fourth Offense in 10 Years

Any driving offense if the driver has been declared a habitual violator

  • Fines from $1,000 to $5,000
  • Jail time from 1 year to 5 years (A judge may suspend all but 90 days.)
  • 60 days of community service
  • Alcohol & Drug Evaluation and recommended treatment, which may be waived by court
  • License may be suspended inde nitely
  • Vehicle may be con scated
  • Completion of Driver’s Risk Reduction program
  • Up to 5 years on probation
  • A felony conviction
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