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DUI / DWI 

Drunk driving constitutes the most commonly committed crime in the United States. State laws, most of which define this crime as “driving while intoxicated” (DWI) or “driving under the influence” (DUI), have progressively become more unforgiving over the past 20 years. Several groups, such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), have fought with considerable success to modify drunk driving laws.

All states have amended their statutes so that a person is considered under the influence or intoxicated when the person’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) is above .08 percent. Moreover, sentences for drunk driving have become progressive harsher, as state legislatures have sought to deter the practice of drunk driving. 

Georgia DUI laws are pretty tough, with a minimum jail sentence of 10 days (although a judge may stay or suspend that sentence) and 40 hours of community service for a first offense.

  • First conviction minimum jail time:   10 days

  • Second conviction minimum jail time:   90 days

  • Minimum fine (first conviction):   $300

  • Minimum fine (second conviction):   $600

  • License suspension (first conviction):   Up to one year

  • Mandatory interlock device (car breathalyzer) after first conviction:    No

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