Minimum & Maximum Sentences for an Atlanta DUI

Charged with DUI? Work with a successful Atlanta DUI lawyer!

Do not commit the error of thinking a DUI charge is a small matter. Even a first-time, misdemeanor DUI charge can automatically land you in jail if you are convicted, because a sentence of incarceration is included in every mandatory minimum sentence for a DUI offense.

With an impressive history of successful case results, and a trail of awards that includes selection for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, a perfect Avvo rating, and the highest rating for ethics and legal skill from Martindale-Hubbell®, you can entrust your case to Thomas & Willis, LLC. Learn how an experienced Atlanta DUI attorney can fight for you. Contact the firm today!

Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Atlanta

If you are over 21 and convicted of driving under the influence for the first time in Atlanta, you could be sentenced to:

  • At least a 24-hour jail sentence and up to 1 year in jail
  • A fine between $300 and $1,000
  • Driver's license suspension for 3 months to 1 year
  • At least 40 hours' community service
  • DUI school

If convicted of a second DUI in Georgia within 10 years, you could be sentenced to:

  • At least a 72-hour jail sentence and up to 1 year in jail
  • A fine between $600 and $1,000
  • Driver's license suspension for 120 days to 3 years
  • At least 30 days' community service
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device installation
  • Potential minimum of 17 weeks' substance abuse treatment

If convicted of a third DUI in Georgia within 10 years, you could be sentenced to:

  • At least 15 days in jail, more likely 30 days, and up to 1 year in jail
  • A fine between $1,000 to $5,000
  • Driver's license suspension for 2 to 5 years
  • At least 30 days' community service
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device installation
  • A 17-week DUI program

Any subsequent DUI could be charged as a felony, which could mean 1 to 5 years in prison, potentially lifelong license suspension, travel restrictions, and more.

Get a Free Consultation with a Dedicated DUI Attorney in Atlanta

No matter how serious your charges, it is possible with the skill of an exceptional DUI lawyer to get these charges and their penalties reduced, or even to evade conviction altogether. The Atlanta drunk driving attorneys at Thomas & Willis, LLC, are known as leaders across the nation when it comes to getting DUI charges reduced or dismissed. This firm approaches every DUI case, no matter how difficult, with the clear, unyielding goal of winning the case.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Atlanta, you are looking at severe penalties, penalties that are far-reaching and lifelong. When you face these grim possibilities, you can find the tough DUI defense you need at Thomas & Willis, LLC. The firm can be reached 24/7, so do not hesitate to call now for the legal help you deserve!