DUI charges can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. For example, a person convicted of their first DUI in Georgia could face jail time, significant fines, community service, loss of his or her driving privileges, and may be required to attend mandatory substance abuse rehabilitation courses.

Driving while intoxicated is a terrible idea, and most people will agree with that. The truth is however that everyone makes mistakes. A single DUI will most likely not disrupt your life too much, although it will be a painful experience for sure. Your prospects will though be far worse, should it be your second, third or fourth offense. You could possibly be punished with jail sentences, loss of driving privileges, and massive fines.

When it comes to punishing a DUI, there are certain minimums that every state requires. The better off you will be the closer you can get to these minimums, but to accomplish this you are going to require a DUI attorney. On your behalf, that experienced DUI attorney will negotiate skillfully to get those potential least penalties, and should you not be happy with the results obtained, you can then proceed on to court. In these sorts of matters, Marietta DUI attorney Diana Whipkey Young has many years experience, and we would be more than happy to discuss the details of the matter with you. Give her a call today to schedule a consultation, so that you don’t have to go through this grilling process alone.

If You Are A Multiple Offender, How Extreme Are The Penalties?

Depending on your past offenses, the main things that are going to change are how much your fines will be, how long you will lose your license for, and the length of your time in jail.

This is the way that it breaks down:

  • If in the preceding ten years it is your first DUI, the minimums will be up to a year suspension of license, a fine of $300, and 24 hours in jail.
  • If in 10 years it is DUI #2, the minimums will be 3 years license suspension, a fine of $600, and 3 days in jail.
  • If it is DUI #3 in 10 years, the minimums are 5 years suspended license, a $1000 fine, and 15 days in jail.
  • For DUI #4 in 10 years, the minimums are an indefinite suspension of your license, a fine of $1000, and one year in jail.

Keep in your mind that in multiple DUI cases, these are the best penalties you can hope for. The outcome can be quite a bit worse, without proper legal representation.

If you are facing your second, third or fourth DUI charge, however, the potential penalties you face significantly increase; you need to seek the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible.

Expert Criminal DUI Defense Attorney

At The Young Law Firm, in Marietta, our criminal defense lawyer has more than 30 years of experience dealing with criminal cases. She will use her experience and high degree of skills to protect her client’s rights throughout the criminal process. Attorney Diana Young is a former prosecutor and can help challenge your charges, protect your driving privileges, and minimize the consequences you could face.

ACT QUICKLY — you only have 10 days to respond before you lose your driving privileges. Schedule your 30-minute consultation at our firm today by calling 770-795-9596. You may also contact us online and we will call you as soon as possible.

Second and Third DUI Charges

Georgia is cracking down on repeat DUI offenders, often seeking severe sentences for anyone convicted of a second, third or fourth DUI. For example, anyone convicted of a multiple DUI faces penalties that could include:

  • Fines and surcharges totaling over $1000
  • Mandatory minimum jail sentences
  • Mandatory community service
  • Surrender of license plates to authorities
  • Mandatory alcohol dependence evaluation and treatment
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device

Georgia prosecutors act quickly to bring DUI charges, especially against someone who has a previous conviction on his or her record. The Young Law Firm will take swift action in response to your charges, including investigating whether the police had probable cause to stop your vehicle or whether sobriety tests were properly administered.

Contact an Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer

For experienced and aggressive representation, call our law firm at 770-795-9596. You may also contact us online and we will return your message promptly to discuss your situation.