The 2nd, 3rd and 4th DUI Consequences in GA Get Serious
In Georgia the consequences can change after your first DUI Offense. While every situation is different in most cases we have gathered what can be expected.
First, it should be noted what constitutes a Georgia DUI offense. It’s the Blood Alcohol Content level that is measured.
- 0.08% or higher, if they’re 21 years old or older operating regular passenger vehicles.
- 0.04% or higher, if they’re operating commercial vehicles.
- 0.02% or higher, if they’re younger than 21 years old.
Multiple Convictions Can Ruin Your Life
The higher your BAC is determined to be by a field sobriety test, the more severe your penalties will likely be. Also, harsher sentences are given after multiple convictions. Here’s how multiple conviction penalties generally look in the state of Georgia:
1st Offense: Up to one year jail, fine up to $1,000, up to one year license suspension, 40 hours of community service, probation and a DUI education course.
2nd DUI in GA: Up to one year jail, fine up to $1,000, up to three (3) years license suspension, 40 hours of community service, probation, DUI education course or substance abuse treatment, and possible Ignition Interlock Device.
3rd DUI in GA: Up to one year jail, Fine $1,000-$5,000, up to five (5) years license suspension, 40 hours of community service, probation, DUI education course or substance abuse treatment, and possible Ignition Interlock Device.
4th DUI in GA: Potential felony (depending on dates of arrest), one to five years in state prison, up to a $5,000 fine.
A second or 3rd DUI in GA is not to be taken lightly. We urge you to contact a DUI lawyer as soon as you can to begin the process of defending your case and ensuring the best possible outcome in court.
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