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URGENT
            If you have been arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you know your rights due to the fact DUI can have devastating consequences.  There are time limitations in which to assert your rights or you could lose them.  From the date you are arrested you could have as little as 10 days within which to assert your rights. 
DUI laws are extremely complicated and you as a driver may not understand the intricacies of the DUI laws.   A DUI could threaten your driving privileges, your job, your freedom and cause financial hardship to both you and your family. 
I am a dedicated aggressive litigator for citizens who have been accused of driving under the influence.  Let my specialized DUI education and experience help you defend your DUI accusation.

During the 1980s, Georgia counties began testing pilot programs to help reduce drinking and driving. This program proved that intervention can save lives, so the programs were instituted statewide.

You Need To Know

Now judges are required to order the completion of the state's Risk Reduction Program for all DUI offenders. The goal of this program is to help those snagged by a DUI conviction avoid letting alcohol or drugs have a continued adverse affect in their lives. A multiple DUI offender can also be ordered to complete a substance abuse treatment program as part of their court sentence.

Court-imposed Penalties

First offense: A person convicted of DUI for the first time will be charged with a misdemeanor and will be given the following punishment:

  • A fine of $300 to $1,000.
  • Imprisonment of 10 days to 12 months, which the judge may suspend, stay, or probate (unless your BAC registered 0.08 or more). Then, you'd have to serve a minimum of 24 hours in jail.
  • At least 40 hours of community service, unless your BAC registered under 0.08, in which case the judge may be lenient and order 20 to 40 hours.
  • Probation period of up to 12 months, including time served.

Second offense: A second DUI conviction within five years will also be a misdemeanor and will earn you the following:

  • A fine of $600 to $1,000.
  • Ninety days to 12 months in prison, with no less than 72 hours actually behind bars.
  • A minimum of 30 days of community service.
  • A clinical evaluation to determine whether an alcohol or treatment program is necessary. If it is, then completion of that program will be ordered as part of the sentence.
  • Probation period of 12 months, including time served.

Third offense: A third DUI conviction raises the charge to a "high and aggravated" misdemeanor, with the following penalties:

  • Fine of $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Mandatory prison sentence of 120 days to 12 months, with no less than 15 days of actual incarceration time.
  • Minimum 30 days of community service.
  • Clinical evaluation, and then completion of a subtance abuse treatment program.
  • Probation of 12 months, minus time served.

Fox Files 6/27/2011
In this episode of The FOX Files, legal advisor Leslie Cadle and attorney Ann Parman are here to discuss DUI law.

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