DUI Under 21

DUI Under 21

Atlanta DUI Lawyer

Georgia has a zero tolerance for people under the age of 21 drinking.  If you are convicted, your chances of getting into a good college or getting a high-paying job may be affected.  Do not let a DUI conviction negatively affect your future.

Georgia DUI Under 21

While it is true the legal limit in Georgia for drivers over 21 is a BAC of 0.08%, the legal limit for drivers under 21 is a BAC of 0.02%.

First DUI Penalties:

  • $300-$1,000 fine plus any statutory charges
  • 10 days to 12 months in jail (the judge may suspend all but 24 hours)
  • Suspended license for up to one year.  Your license will be suspended for 6 months (if your BAC is under 0.08%) or 12 months (if your BAC is 0.08% or higher)
  • $210 fee for license reinstatement
  • DUI Alcohol or Drug Risk Reduction program and all associated costs
  • Minimum of 40 hours of community service. Must be completed within 60 days
  • Possible imprisonment of up to one year
  • No limited driving permit allowed

Second DUI Penalties:

As measured from the dates of previous arrests for which convictions were obtained or pleas of nolo contendere were accepted to the date of the current arrest

  • $600-$1,000 fine plus any statutory charges
  • 12 months active probation
  • 90 days to 12 months in jail (the judge may suspend all but 72 hours)
  • 12 months “hard suspension” (total loss of driving privileges for the first 12 months)
  • 18 months mandatory suspension before eligible for probationary license.  If it is a second conviction within five years, you can expect a three-year license suspension.  Eligible for reinstatement at the end of the 18-month period.
  • License reinstatement fee. Reinstatement is possible after 18 months if you have completed DUI school, the clinical evaluation, and the treatment program.  As a condition of your license reinstatement, you must have an interlock ignition device installed in your vehicle for six months.
  • DUI Alcohol or Drug Risk Reduction program and all associated costs
  • Minimum of 240 hours of community service
  • Photograph in the newspaper with a $25 notice fee
  • Possible imprisonment for up to 1 year
  • No limited driving permit allowed
  • Surrender license plates

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