Many people think of a DUI arrest as a minor blip on their legal record. While it’s true that, in most circumstances, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor under Georgia law, the penalties are steep. Since penalties for a DUI are intended to stop people from drinking and getting behind the wheel of a car, they also compound with each subsequent arrest, meaning the penalties for a third DUI conviction are much more severe than those for a first-time offense. When you are facing DUI charges, you are facing serious charges, and it’s important to treat them as such.
The first time you are picked up for a DUI in the state of Georgia, you will spend a minimum of 24 hours in jail and pay a fine of at least $300, but may also face:
The second time you are picked up for DUI in the state, you will serve a minimum of 3 days in jail, pay a fine of at least $600, have your driver’s license suspended for 3 years, but may also face:
The third time you are picked up for DUI, you will serve a minimum of 15 days in jail, pay a fine of at least $1,000, have your driver’s license suspended for 5 years, but may also face:
After a third offense within a 10-year period, it is within the rights of the court to change a DUI charge to a felony charge, and along with the fines and jail sentence, they may suspend your license indefinitely.
As a former prosecutor of eight years, Mr. Hubbard has literally prosecuted over 1000 DUI's in Georgia. As a defense attorney he has defended close to 400 DUI's in Georgia. This experience is crucial in defending a DUI as Mr. Hubbard has encountered every scenario imaginable in a DUI case.
Since DUI penalties grow with each passing offense, it’s clear
why keeping a DUI charge off your record is so vital. If you are
facing a DUI charge in Douglasville, or surrounding areas, criminal
defense attorney Michael Hubbard can help you fight the charge against
you. When you’ve been pulled over for drinking and driving, it’s
essential to remember that breathalyzers and other tests used by police
to determine your blood alcohol content are not always accurate, and you
may not have been breaking the law at the time of your arrest. Ensuring
your rights are met, and keeping a DUI off your record, is Michael
Hubbard’s top goal.
If you are in need of a hard working, well prepared attorney who is not afraid to represent one of our citizens accused of a crime, then please feel free to browse this website and contact Mr. Hubbard for a free, no obligation consultation.
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