DUI Fines Georgia
If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, you may think the charges against you are not serious enough to justify the cost of hiring an attorney. However, once you consider all of the DUI fines Georgia law requires convicted drunk drivers to pay, you may want to reconsider.
Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, the penalties for driving under the influence can include an automatic license suspension, as well as mandatory jail time and hundreds or even thousands of dollars in fines. Although a first-time offender will typically receive a less severe sentence than someone who has been convicted of the offense in the past, the judge is required to impose the mandatory sentencing guidelines specified by state law.
For example, the punishment for a first-time DUI conviction includes a fine of $300 or more, up to a one-year license suspension, and no less than 24 hours behind bars. In addition, the judge may require you to perform community service, enroll in a driver’s education course, and/or undergo treatment for substance abuse.
It is also important to keep in mind that you are responsible for any third-party costs you incur under the terms of your sentence. This means you will have to fork over additional money for counseling and any educational programs you are required to complete. Your income may also be reduced due to the amount of time you will be required to take off to perform community service and attend any court-ordered classes.
In some cases, you may even lose your job once your employer learns you were found guilty of driving under the influence. What's more, it may be difficult to obtain new employment with a DUI conviction on your record.
As you can see, with all of the expenses you face if you are convicted of DUI, hiring an attorney can actually be the most affordable investment you’ll ever make. In many cases, a skilled DUI defense attorney can challenge the evidence against you and help you avoid the devastating impact of a drunk driving conviction.
As an exclusive DUI defense firm, the Law Offices of Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis are well-versed in the most successful tactics for winning a drunk driving case. For years, our attorneys have helped Georgia motorists avoid the fines and other penalties that follow a DUI conviction—and we can do the same for you.
In addition to our experience, we offer a variety of payment options, including flexible payment plans, to ensure your legal expenses have minimal impact on your budget—and unlike most firms, we charge just one flat fee to cover both your administrative and criminal DUI charges.
Put one of the most experienced defense firms to work for you. Contact Head, Thomas, Webb, and Willis today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys.
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