Multiple DUI Charges
Our Norcross criminal defense attorneys provide the aggressive legal representation needed to protect you against multiple DUI charges.
With the high rate of car accidents and injuries attributed to driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, law enforcement is aggressive in apprehending offenders. Government officials and the general public hold prosecutors accountable for keeping multiple DUI offenders off the roads. As a result, you could be facing harsh penalties for these types of charges. At Zimmerman & Associates , we provide the aggressive representation you need in this situation to protect your rights and to avoid a conviction.
Protection Against Multiple DUI Penalties
Getting even one DUI is a serious matter. As a result of your charges, you will likely be facing fines, court costs, the loss of your driving privileges, a clinical drug and alcohol evaluation, a DUI alcohol or drug use risk reduction class, community service requirements, a period of time on probation, and a potential jail sentence. A DUI conviction will remain on your criminal record and could impact your job, your ability to get approved for loans and housing, and your rights in family court proceedings. These penalties become even more severe when you are dealing with multiple DUI charges.
At Zimmerman & Associates, we provide the trusted legal guidance and professional representation needed to protect you in this situation. The state follows a 10-year ‘look back’ period when dealing with DUIs, meaning that any prior convictions from the past 10 years will be counted against you. Under Section 40-6-391 of the Georgia Code , penalties involved with multiple DUI charges include:
● Second Offense DUI: Fines up to $1,000, a minimum 90-day jail sentence (all of which may be suspended, except 72 hours), 30 days of community service, completion of a DUI alcohol or drug use risk reduction class, a clinical drug and alcohol evaluation, a period of probation of 12 months, and driver’s license suspension of up to three years;
● Third Offense DUI: Fines up to $5,000, a minimum 120-day jail sentence (all of which may be suspended, except 30 days), 30 days of community service, completion of a DUI alcohol or drug use risk reduction class, a clinical drug and alcohol evaluation, a period of probation of 12 months, and a five-year driver’s license suspension;
● Fourth Offense DUI: Fines up $5,000, 1 – 5 year prison sentence (all of which may be suspended, except 90 days), 60 days of community service, completion of a DUI alcohol or drug use risk reduction class, a clinical drug and alcohol evaluation, a period of probation of 5 years, and suspension of driving privileges indefinitely. A fourth DUI offense within 10 years is classified as a felony in GA. However, the fourth DUI offense, and all others, must have occurred on or after July 1, 2008, to meet this DUI felony status.
A Strong Legal Defense Against Multiple DUI Charges
With so much on the line in cases involving multiple DUI charges, you need an immediate, strong legal defense. At Zimmerman & Associates, we have decades of experience defending people throughout Gwinnett County and helping them avoid the penalties associated with a conviction.
As listed by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there are numerous laws in place that govern DUI offenses and the procedures that must be followed. In building your defense, actions our Norcross DUI attorney may be able to take on your behalf include:
● Disputing the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop and arrest;
● Disputing testing procedures, the results, or how evidence was handled;
● Negotiating with law enforcement officials and prosecuting attorneys to have your charges dropped or reduced;
● Arranging a plea to help you avoid a conviction and a lengthy jail sentence.
Let Our Norcross DUI Defense Attorney Assist You
If you are facing charges related to multiple DUIs, your freedom and your future is on the line. Let Zimmerman & Associates help strategize the strong legal defense you need. Call or contact our Norcross DUI attorneys today and request a consultation to discuss your case.