Cobb County had reports of a stressful alleged DUI situation when a woman was pulled over for failure to maintain lane in Georgia. She apparently continued to tell officers that she had to get back to the children she was supposed to be watching that evening. Officers eventually found the house and the two little girls (one was 4 and the other was 2).
The woman was charged with multiple traffic violations as well as DUI and cruelty to children. According to reports, this was her fourth DUI in 9 years.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will focus today's post on the penalties that can be faced if convicted of four DUIs in a ten year period of time.
Felony DUI in Georgia
If you have received a fourth DUI in Georgia since 2008, then you are facing a serious felony offense. This means mandatory jail or prison time, high fines and loss of your drivers license for 10 years. This suspension will be on top of any other suspension you are already serving.
Already harsh Georgia DUI Penalties are even harsher if convicted of a felony DUI in Georgia. These penalties can include (but are not limited to):
- Up to a 5-year prison sentence (minus any time served on probation)
- Mandatory minimum incarceration of at least 90 days to 1 year
- 10-year license suspension (possible permit with ignition interlock after 2 years)
- Up to $5000 in fines
- Up to 480 hours of community service
- Surrender of Georgia license plate
- At least 17 weeks of alcohol and drug counseling
- Mandatory Treatment DUI Court Programs
- Publication of photo in the local newspaper
- Status as a convicted felon
If you or a loved one has been arrested for even your first DUI in Georgia, you need to contact our offices today. We specialize in Georgia DUI Defense and we can help with you case.
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