Attorneys  Defending Felony DUI Charges in Atlanta

Georgia law was recently amended to make a fourth DUI in a ten (10) year period a felony offense. Accordingly, the punishment for a fourth DUI in ten (10) years is as follows:

(A) A fine of not less than $1,000.00 and not more than $5,000.00;

(B) A period of imprisonment of not less than one year and not more than five years; provided, however, that the judge may suspend, stay, or probate all but 90 days of any term of imprisonment imposed under this paragraph;

(C) Not fewer than 60 days of community service; provided, however, that if a defendant is sentenced to serve three years of actual imprisonment, the judge may suspend the community service;

(D) Completion of a DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program;

(E) A clinical evaluation and, if recommended as a part of such evaluation, completion of a substance abuse treatment program; and

(F) A period of probation of five years less any days during which the person is actually imprisoned;

If you would like to discuss your DUI arrest or administrative license suspension with one of our experienced criminal law attorneys please call our offices (404) 586-9848 (Atlanta) or (706) 216-7228 (Dawsonville).