Atlanta DUI Lawyer

Being charged with a DUI for the first time can be a scary experience and you may not know what to expect.  A DUI cannot be restricted (“expunged”) from your criminal record.  Therefore, it’s important to understand all your options when fighting a DUI case.

First 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 for which a conviction is obtained or a plea of nolo contendere is accepted, within the previous ten years

  • $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. If you are under the age of 21, 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
  • Possible imprisonment of up to one year
  • Possible limited driving permit. You may apply for a limited permit, which is valid in Georgia only, and seek reinstatement of your driver’s license after 120 days if you have successfully completed DUI school and paid the $210 reinstatement fee. However, a limited permit is not available for a DUI Under 21 or a CDL DUI. Also, a limited permit is not available for a conviction of  DUI Drugs or DUI D combined with alcohol and drugs.

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