6 Things To Know About DUI’s In Georgia

Posted by Samantha Embry | Dec 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

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  1. The blood alcohol content is .08% if you are 21 or older, .02% if you are under 21 and .04% if you have a commercial license.
  2. You can refuse to take a breathalyser test if you are pulled over. However, refusal can result in automatic fines, license suspension or arrest.
  3. To be found guilty of a DUI, you must (1) be in control of or driving a vehicle and (2) you must be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol above the legal alcohol limit.
  4. The presence of any illegal drugs in y our system is enough to get a DUI. This means that you are tested and if illegal drugs are found in your system, it does not matter if it's only a small amount.
  5. Driving under the influence in Georgia is generally considered a misdemeanor but in certain circumstances, a DUI can be charged as a felony. Some examples include causing death to another person while under the influence and leaving an accident scene while under the influence.
  6. 30 DAYS – after a DUI arrest, you only have 30 days to save your license. You must file for an ALS hearing within those 30 days or you will lose your license for up to one year. z

Being convicted of a DUI can be very serious, if you need an attorney to help you get the best outcome possible, contact Embry Legal today.

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Samantha Embry is a passionate advocate and avid legal researcher who believes everyone deserves dedicated legal representation.  After almost a decade of working in the insurance industry, Samantha decided to pursue her desire to help people through law. While working a full time job and raising...


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