The Georgia DUI Laws (Summarized) and Penalties
DUI Laws and penalties differ from state to state. If you reside in the state of Georgia, the following laws and penalties apply to you.
The state of Georgia can convict a person of DUI in two ways:
- By showing that you, the driver, had a 0.08 grams or more blood alcohol concentration within three hours, during or after, driving or otherwise being in control of a vehicle (per se)
- By proving that you, the driver, had alcohol and/or other intoxicants that caused dangerous driving
For a first conviction in the state of Georgia:
- Up to $1,000.00 fine; 10 Days to 1 Year in Jail; DUI School; 40 Hours of Community Service; 1 Year Probation; 1 Year License Suspension
- Up to $1,000.00 Fine; 90 Days to 1 Year in Jail; DUI School
30 Days of Community Service; Mandatory Alcohol Evaluation and/or Treatment; Up to 1 Year Probation; 3 Year Loss of License; Ignition Interlock Device
- Fine up To $5,000.00; 120 Days to a Year in Jail; 30 Days Community Service; Alcohol Evaluation and/or Treatment; Up to 1 Year Probation; 5 Year License Revocation; Ignition Interlock Device
- Fine of $5,000.00; One to Five Years in State Prison
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