What Happens When You Are Convicted Of A DUI?
Georgia law is clear: driving under the influence of alcohol is unacceptable. If you are pulled over and accused of intoxicated driving, you can face very serious consequences, including expensive fines, incarceration, and a wide range of personal and professional consequences.
Unlike many attorneys, at Mindy Law LLC, we do not ask you to blindly enroll in a pre-trial program or take a plea bargain. You cannot afford to live with a DUI on your record if it is avoidable, and we believe our duty as your attorney is to empower you to make informed and wise decisions about your future. Get realistic advice about your future. Dial 470-705-8203.
Understand DUI Charges
There are many myths and rumors about what a drunk or intoxicated driving allegation means for your future. Attorney Molly Mindy’s roots are in prosecution, but her passion is in defense. With her assistance, you have the tools to understand your prospects.
The truth about DUI charges is:
- You can be charged with a DUI even if your blood alcohol content is below the legal limit if the arresting officer deems you unable to drive or pass appropriate sobriety testing.
- A first-time conviction can result in a full year in jail, $1,000 in punitive fines and a lengthy probation period. Repeated offenses only escalate these punishments.
- The Georgia Department of Driver Services can take your license either temporarily or permanently and requires an entirely separate process for appeal.
You may have legal options available. In some cases, diversion programs may help you avoid court and options like ignition interlock devices may help you minimize consequences. In many cases, including those with Breathalyzer testing, courtroom trial is an option worth exploring.