What Happens If You Get a DUI

What Happens If You Get a DUI

Legal and monetary consequences of a DUI in Georgia


Consequences of a DUI.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs not only endangers your life and the lives of others on the road, but it can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees, jail time, and a criminal record. 

A DUI conviction in Georgia depends on the severity of the case and how many times you've been stopped for a DUI in the past 10 years. 

DUI consequences:

  • First offense: Jail time of a minimum of 24 hours, minimum fine of $300 and a maximum of $1,000.
  • Second offense: Minimum jail time of 72 hours, minimum fine of $600 and a maximum fine of $1,000.
  • Third and fourth offense: Minimum of 15 days in jail, minimum fine of $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000.

Consulting your case with a DUI attorney is the wisest choice. An attorney will help you with fines, jail time, court appearances, and will fight to reach the best possible outcome for your case. 


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