DUI Defense Is Not Get Easier The Second Time Around
If you have been arrested for DUI for the second (or more) time, we need to make sure you understand something: the state of Georgia would love to make an example out of you, issuing a harsh sentence under the guise of deterring others from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have been through a DUI defense before, you need to realize this time will be more difficult and you will not be given the benefit of the doubt.
With the deck stacked against you and your future on the line, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than a proven criminal defense lawyer. The good news is that in McDonough and the surrounding area, you can find two criminal trial attorneys at Miller & Key with the skills and experience necessary to get the best possible outcome for you.
What Qualifies Someone As A Habitual DUI Offender?
As with all DUI cases in Georgia, there is a criminal answer and an administrative answer to this question. Georgia has look-back periods for criminal DUI offenses as well as for administrative license suspensions. The look-back period for criminal penalties is 10 years. On the administrative side, someone is considered a habitual offender if they have three DUI offenses within a five-year period.
What Are The Penalties For Repeat DUI?
The penalties for this aggravated misdemeanor vary depending on the specifics of a case but, in general, you may have to spend at least a year in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and a period of probation if you are convicted of a repeat DUI. The best way to avoid the criminal, administrative and collateral consequences is to have a skilled criminal trial attorney protecting you throughout the process.
Act Now To Protect Your Rights And Your Future
You have no time to waste if you have been charged with DUI again. Call 770-627-0790 now for a free initial consultation with Miller & Key. From our office in McDonough, we represent people throughout the south Atlanta suburbs of Butts, Henry and Spaulding counties.