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georgia dui   penalties

For a 1st offense DUI conviction in Georgia, you can expect:

  • A fine of $300- $1,000.
  • Jail time of a minimum of 10 days.
  • 40 hours of community service
  • Completion of an alcohol or drug abuse class, also called Risk Reduction Program.
  • Probation of up to one year.
  • One years’ driver’s license suspension.

For a 2nd offense DUI conviction in Georgia, you can expect:

  • A fine of $600- $1,000.
  • A drug and alcohol evaluation to determine if a treatment program is necessary.
  • Your photo will be published in the local newspaper as a DUI offender for $25.
  • An ignition interlock installed on any vehicle you own.

south carolina dui penalties

For a first time DUI, your license may be suspended for 6 months. A second DUI offense may result in your license being suspended for 1 year.  A third DUI offense can result in your license being suspended for 2 years.  However, that suspension can be increased to 4 years if your conviction happens within 5 years of your first offense.  You DUI will be elevated to a felony with permanent license revocation upon your fourth or subsequent DUI. It is possible to qualify for a restricted provisional license; however, to be eligible, you must meet certain requirements. 

Losing your ability to drive can have consequences in other areas of your life as well, especially if you are unable to qualify for a provisional or restricted license.  Without a driver’s license it will be difficult to get to work or school, or even the grocery store.