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Cornelia DUI Lawyer

If you or a loved one are arrested for DUI or a DUI related charge, the penalties you are facing are severe. However, don't mistake your arrest with a conviction. There are numerous options available to you to resolve your case with minimal interruption to your life. Our Cornelia GA DUI Attorneys are here to present your best defense. Call us now for a free case evaluation.

Penalties for DUI in Cornelia GA

First Offense

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Fine up to $1000 (minimum $300)
  • Driver's license suspended for one year
  • Minimum 40 hours of community service
  • $210 fee to reinstate driver's license
  • Restricted license for at least 120 days

Second Offense (within 5 years of first offense)

  • Mandatory minimum of 72 hours in jail (possibly 90 days – one year)
  • Fine of up to $1000 (minimum of $600)
  • License suspension of three years
  • Minimum 30 days of community service
  • Minimum 4 months no driving, without a permit of any kind
  • $210 fee to reinstate driver's license
  • Mandatory alcohol/substance abuse evaluation
  • Completion of substance abuse treatment program if indicated, at offender's expense

Third Offense (within 5 years of second offense

  • Mandatory minimum of 15 days in jail (possibly 120 days - one year) 
  • Fine of up to $5000 (minimum of $1000)
  • License revoked for five years with the possibility of a permit after 2 years
  • Mandatory minimum 30 days of community service
  • Violator has to pay for their name, photo and address in the local newspaper
  • Declared a habitual violator and vehicle license plate seized
  • Mandatory clinical evaluation (at the offender's expense) and completion of substance abuse treatment if indicated

Be sure to speak with a Cornelia GA DUI Attorney as soon as possible after any DUI-related arrest.

Contact our DUI Lawyers in Cornelia GA Today

As you can see, the penalties are harsh for even a first DUI charge. But with the assistance of an experience DUI lawyer, you do not have to be subject to all of these punishments. The best step you can take is to call our lawyers now so they can start building your defense. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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