While every state has their own punishments that relate to driving under the influence, every state has one thing in common – if you are convicted of drinking and driving you will be sentenced to complete certain punishments (e.g., fines, jail time, perform community service). But, beyond these immediate consequences, many more consequences — for your lifetime — may have to be addressed. This is why choosing to FIGHT your case and to hire a tough, smart attorney to assist you is essential.
While every case is different, there are a number of typical factors that can increase the severity of a DUI. Severity of intoxication, past DWI arrests, age and criminal history, injuries or property damage are all taken into account by courts. If you are convicted of a DUI you may be faced with:
Most DUI’s in Georgia are misdemeanors. A fourth DUI offense (or more in five years is a felony in Georgia). A felony DUI can haunt you for the rest of your life by going on your criminal record. But, even a first offense DUI misdemeanor conviction can alter your future plans for employment and other opportunities. Any DUI conviction makes it more difficult to obtain a job and it could even prevent you from activities such as voting.
For these reasons alone, hiring a top-notch defense attorney is your ticket to a better life, so don’t hesitate to submit a free online case evaluation today.