The state of Georgia has adopted a tough stance against driving under the influence, which is reflected in the penalties drivers face for a DUI conviction. These penalties range from a fine of $300, 24 hours in jail and community service (or even less, if your charge is reduced to a lesser infraction, such as reckless driving) to a felony conviction, significant imprisonment, thousands of dollars in fines and losing your driving privileges permanently. These ranges are based on your criminal history, past DUI convictions, and the particularities of your case. The penalties drivers face are also greatly influenced by their age, driver's license type, and the circumstances at the time of their arrest. This section provides an overview of the range of penalties for an Atlanta DUI and will give you an idea of what you may face, based on your offense. However, if you are charged with driving under the influence, the sentence you may face will be greatly influenced by your unique circumstances. To gain an accurate understanding of the penalty you may face, contact me so that we can discuss the details of your arrest and the charges you're facing, and what the best first step in your legal strategy should be.