Question: Explain The Penalties For A Second Offense DUI In Georgia?

Answer: A second offense DUI requires a minimum period of 72 hours of incarceration if this is the second offense within ten years. 72 hours of incarceration minimum, 240 hours of community service, DUI school, alcohol and drug evaluation, 12 months of probation. In addition if it were to be a second offense within 5 years, a license suspension followed by you have to turn in your license plates, an ignition interlock device on the vehicle, a period of suspension of up to a year anywhere basically up to 18 months with no ability to drive. In most cases its 120 days and you’re eligible to get an interlock permit on the car. And then you have to do a 17 week alcohol and drug course to get your license back.