Penalties for Third DUI in Georgia
Representation from a Dedicated Atlanta DUI Defense Attorney
Most DUI convictions, whether they be a first or second offense, are charged
as misdemeanors and can usually be resolved with temporarily limiting
driving privileges, a fine, and a brief probationary period. However,
a conviction of a third
DUI offense is considered much more serious and becomes a felony charge. Like
most felony charges, a third DUI conviction can come with life-altering
It is, however, possible to fight these charges, illuminate the court to
your circumstances, and avoid maximum penalties. At Thomas & Willis, LLC,
our skilled and driven team of Atlanta DUI defense lawyers have been securing reductions and dismissals
for our DUI clients over the course of more than 100 years of collective
legal experience—including for repeat DUI offenses. We know what
it takes to fight these charges in court and are ready to bring our unparalleled
knowledge and insight to your corner today.
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Maximum Third DUI Offense Penalties
If you are charged with a third DUI, you do not have the opportunity to
call for an ALS hearing. Instead, your license is revoked for five years
and you must surrender your license plate. If you meet certain requirements,
after two years of this revocation, you may be able to obtain a probationary
license that will allow you limited driving privileges.
The penalties resulting from your criminal charge can include:
- Up to one year in jail (15 days mandatory)
- Up to $5000 in fines
- Up to one year of probation (minus any time served)
- 30 days of community service
- Installation of an IID device (following license revocation)
- Completion of a substance abuse Risk Reduction Program
- Clinical evaluation
Other penalties may also apply. If you have any questions about what specific
penalties you could be facing for your third DUI offense, then it is time
to contact proven and reliable representation to help you take the next
steps in evaluating your charge.
At Thomas & Willis, LLC, we know how intimidating and hopeless facing
a third DUI offense can seem. Time and time again, we have stood by our
DUI clients and tirelessly pursued the best possible outcome on their
behalf. We are ready to walk you through every part of this process and
ensure that every legal avenue is pursued in minimizing these charges.
Don't hesitate to begin. Contact us to schedule a
free case evaluation.