3rd DUI Offense Penalties
Lawrenceville DUI Defense Lawyer
If you've been arrested for a third DUI offense in Georgia, you are certainly down on your luck and need a Lawrenceville DUI attorney now more than ever before. At the Law Office of Robert L. Booker, we have extensive experience handling DUI cases all throughout Gwinnet County; we are familiar with the local DDS's and their personnel as well as the local courts. Hiring an attorney from our firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case and considering the penalties that you're facing, you need all the help that you can get. We offer caring and compassionate representation and we want to help your DUI case in every way that we possibly can.
It's important to note that you have just 10 days from a DUI arrest to schedule your administrative hearing with the Department of Driver Services (DDS). During this hearing the fate of your driver's license will be addressed. If you fail to schedule the administrative hearing, your license will be suspended. This is an important time to have a lawyer from our firm representing you. We can also represent you at the criminal hearing, which is an entirely separate hearing that addresses your criminal penalties.
Penalties for a Third DUI Offense
The penalties for a third DUI conviction involve hefty fines, a lengthy license suspension and up to one full year behind bars. If you were arrested for DWI in Georgia for a third time, you face the following penalties:
- From 15 days to 12 months in jail
- Fines ranging between $1,000 and $5,000
- 5 year driver's license suspension
- Minimum 30 days community service
- Completion of a Risk Reduction Program
- You must undergo a clinical evaluation for alcohol abuse and if ordered, you must complete an alcohol abuse treatment program
Additional Consequences of a Third DUI Offense
In addition to the above penalties, you are dealing with a third conviction on your criminal record and once your license is reinstated, you will have to pay sky-high auto insurance premiums which can make the cost of driving unbearable. Anything that can be done to reduce the penalties you face can save you a significant amount of money down the road.
At the Law Office of Robert L. Booker, we have experience handling complex DUI cases and we have the knowledge and resources to challenge the validity of field sobriety tests as well as the accuracy of blood and breath tests. When you're facing the serious consequences of a third DUI offense, you owe it to yourself to hire an aggressive defense attorney who will exploit any errors made by law enforcement. To learn more about DUI defense, contact a lawyer from our firm today!