A second DUI charge after one prior conviction is a dangerous legal situation. When you need a GA DUI attorney, experience is an important issue. Is the law firm representing you exclusively focused on DUI defense? We are. We do not dilute our resources by being spread across a range of practice areas; we are DUI lawyers and we have developed effective defense strategies through our 20+ years in practice. Our lead attorney, Richard S. Lawson, is a former DUI prosecutor. This inside knowledge of the workings of the criminal justice system in DUI cases can be of great benefit to you. We have resolved over 46,000 DUI cases.
Penalties for Second DUI Offenses in GA
The penalties imposed by the court can be extremely harsh in a second conviction. You could have up to 1 year in jail; up to $1,000 in fines; a suspended license for 3 years; and you will be required to serve 30 days minimum community service. When you are able to get your license reinstated (at a cost of $210) you may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle you operate, at your own cost. You also may have a mandated alcohol treatment program, which you must complete within a short period of time, or could face the loss of any probation term. Some are required to get a clinical evaluation regarding their condition and alcohol.
Experience Makes the Difference
It is advised that you act quickly and contact our Georgia firm if you have been arrested and charged with DUI and have one prior conviction. We will immediately evaluate the evidence that led to your arrest, and work to identify any flaws or holes in the case. There are often errors in police procedure that could be brought to the attention of the court. Our founding attorney is certified by the NHTSA as a field sobriety test instructor, and knows exactly where these tests go off the rails. When they are incorrectly administered, the determination that you were under the influence could be inaccurate. No matter what your situation, we have the skills and experience you want on your side. Contact a Georgia DUI lawyer to learn more.