Savannah Multiple DUI Lawyers
Were You Arrested for DUI with a Prior Conviction?
State lawmakers have enacted statutes that heavily penalize anyone who is convicted of multiple drunk driving offenses. With prior DUI convictions, you can face felony charges if you are arrested for DUI again. The wise choice is to reach out to a professional Savannah multiple DUI attorney from The Schneider Law Firm as soon as you can. We can help you avoid a damaging conviction or fight to reduce your sentence to a lesser criminal violation.
Avoid the Harsh Consequences of Multiple DUIs
Over the past few years, the laws and penalties for DUIs in the state of Georgia have become increasingly severe. Individuals who are facing a second, third, or fourth DUI arrest; who have a prior conviction for DUI; or who have caused an injury as a result of drinking and driving can expect to receive longer and more severe penalties.
A first-time DUI offender faces a fine of between $300 and $1,000, jail time of 10 days to 12 months, 40 hours of community service, completion of the Risk Reduction Program, probation for up to 12 months, and a 12-month license suspension.
Penalties increase if you are facing your:
- Second offense: $600-$1,000 fine, between 90 days and 12 months in jail, a minimum of 30 days of community service, 12 months of probation, and a 3-year suspension of your driver's license
- Third offense: $1,000-$5,000 fine, 4-12 months in jail, a minimum of 30 days of community service, 12 months' probation, and a 5-year suspension of your driver's license
- Fourth offense: $1,000-$5,000 fine, 12 months in jail to 5 years in prison, a minimum of 60 days of community service, and completion of an alcohol or drug treatment program
Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)
Drivers convicted of multiple DUIs may also be required by the court to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. These devices do not allow anyone with an unacceptable BAC level to start the vehicle. Furthermore, there are often steep monthly taxes involved with having one on your car. In certain circumstances, these upkeep fees can be upwards of $100 a month.
Ensure the Stability of Your Future
Experienced legal representation is essential if you have prior convictions for DUI and are facing new charges. The criminal justice system is tough and without immediate action, the repercussions of a conviction can last a lifetime. The Savannah DUI attorneys at The Schneider Law Firm have been defending the rights of Georgians for years. Our lead attorney, Mr. Cris Schneider, is a former prosecutor for the Atlanta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office, which allows him to bring a unique insight into his defense strategies.