Serious Consequences: DUI Penalties And Sentencing

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you likely know that you should hire an attorney. But do you know just how serious the consequences of DUI are? Do you know that your choice of attorney can significantly impact how these consequences affect you and your family?

The Right Law Firm For You And Your Case

At Green & Delan, LLC, attorney Larry Delan personally handles all of our DUI cases from start to finish. This personal attention ensures that our Georgia clients always have an attorney with more than two decades years of experience protecting their rights in high-stakes DUI matters.

As a criminal defense lawyer, Larry uses his background as a former prosecutor to counter the cases that prosecutors level against our clients. Larry's prosecutorial experience and well-honed trial skills give his clients a strong chance of reducing or eliminating the fallout from being charged with DUI.

DUI Penalties And Sentencing In Georgia

Georgia takes DUIs very seriously, so it is important to implement a proactive defense as soon as possible once you are charged. A conviction for a first DUI can lead to:

  • Minimum $300 and up to $1,000 in fines
  • 24 hours in jail
  • 40 hours of community service
  • Lengthy probation
  • License suspension up to one year

The consequences for subsequent DUIs (second, third, fourth and so on) become significantly harsher. Even a second offense makes the consequences increase to:

  • Minimum $600 and up to $1,000 in fines
  • At least 48 hours in jail, and up to one year in jail depending on the circumstances
  • Even longer probation period
  • License suspension from 1½ to three years
  • Potential installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle
  • Potential for court-ordered treatment

Conviction on more than two DUIs in five years can brand you as a habitual violator, which leads to significant license revocation periods and makes it very difficult to get your driving privileges back.

Charged With DUI? Let Us Protect Your Rights And Your Driver's License.

Call us at 770-674-0400 to set up a consultation with Atlanta-area DUI defense attorney Larry Delan. He proudly serves clients throughout Fulton and Gwinnett counties and across the state of Georgia.