Georgia Second Offense DUI Lawyer
Defending Clients Against Their 2nd DUI in GA
If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia and you have already been convicted of DUI at least once in the past five years, you are facing particularly harsh criminal penalties and driver’s license consequences if you are convicted again.
I am George McCranie IV, a Coffee County DUI second offense attorney serving clients throughout southeast Georgia. If you retain me to handle your DUI defense, I will take every opportunity to help you avoid or reduce the serious second DUI consequences.
Helping Clients Fight Harsh Second DUI Consequences
A DUI second offense conviction increases the criminal penalties. A second conviction also increases the driver’s license consequences imposed by the Department of Driver Services (DDS). The DUI second offense consequences include the following:
- Criminal Penalties: If convicted of a second offense DUI, the state requires that you spend at least 72 hours — possibly longer, depending on the facts of your case — in jail. The court will also sentence you to a mandatory minimum of 240 hours of community service.
- License Suspension: After a second DUI conviction, the court suspends your driver’s license for three years. You will have to wait 12 months to apply for a work permit and 18 months to apply for early reinstatement. Additionally, the court requires that you install an ignition interlock device in order to get a work permit. This will be monitored for a minimum of six months.
The driver’s license consequences of a DUI can affect your entire family. If convicted, the court will confiscate all of your license plates and tags. You may be able to get a special hardship plate for one family car. However, your plate must prominently display “DUI”.
Contact a Douglas Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
If charged with a 2nd DUI in GA, you need an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer on your side. In order to discuss your charges, please contact my office at 912-DUI-ATTY or by e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.