Did You Know That A DUI Can Affect Your Career?
A conviction for DUI can have a lasting and negative effect on your life. Beyond the immediate penalties you face (which can include jail time, a fine and increased insurance premiums), you will have a criminal record. This could prevent you from entering certain occupations such as teaching, a medical profession or as a commercial driver. If you are currently employed in one of these professions, it could even lead to your termination. Whatever your situation, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. It may be possible to obtain a positive outcome that protects your rights and career options.
Contact Harrison & Medlin, P.C. for a consultation with one of our lawyers. You owe it to yourself to have an experienced and effective advocate on your side.
We Will Defend Your Rights
At Harrison & Medlin, P.C., we vigorously defend people accused of DUI, drug charges and other crimes. Attorney Chad Medlin is a former prosecutor. Our attorneys have experience in all types of DUI cases, ranging from first-time offenders to those with prior convictions.
Even if you blew over .08, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a nonalcohol driving offense, depending on the circumstances of your case. Get legal help today.
Penalties For A First-Time DUI In Georgia
The statutory penalties for a first-time DUI offense for someone who is 21 years of age (blood alcohol content > .08) could be as follows:
- A fine of up to $1,000.
- Jail — 10 days to 12 months. All but 24 hours can be suspended, stayed or probated.
- Your driver’s license will be suspended for one year. Provided that you complete a DUI training course and otherwise comply with the conditions of your sentence, you can get your license back after 120 days. During that 120-day period, you may be able to get a limited driving permit.
- 40 hours of community service.
- Completion of DUI school.
- If you hold a commercial driver’s license, you will lose your CDL.
- There are also statutory minimums that the law requires to be part of your sentence. We can assist you with navigating those penalties as well.
Harrison & Medlin, P.C. fights for the rights of people arrested for DUI. We will do everything we can to obtain a positive outcome, one that preserves your career and employment options.
From our offices in Evans and Lincolnton, Georgia, our attorneys provide legal representation for clients with legal matters in superior courts, state and magistrate courts, municipal courts and probate courts statewide.
- Columbia County
- Richmond County
- Burke County
- McDuffie County
- Lincoln County
- Wilkes County
- Warren County
- Glascock County
- Taliaferro County
Talk To Our DUI Defense Advocates Today
For a consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your criminal, family law or civil litigation matters in our Evans or Lincolnton office, contact Harrison & Medlin, P.C. today. Call us at 706-250-7653.