The Road Safety Act was issued in January 1966, implementing a law that made it illegal to drive if a person’s blood alcohol content was .08% or higher. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, it’s important to know the amount of fines that may be given, if your license will be suspended, if you’ll go to jail, and how the Bushway & Waystack attorneys can help.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, “70% of fatalities in crashes are caused by unsafe driving behaviors, including distractions, impairment or driving too fast for conditions.”
Alcohol impairment slows down your reaction time, both mentally and physically. If you’re arrested for a DUI, the possibility of serious consequences is very real:
- 1st offense consequences: up to 1-year jail time, up to $1,000 fine, and up to 40 hours community service.
- 2nd offense consequences: up to 1-year jail time, up to $1,000 fine, and minimum 30 days community service.
- 3rd offense consequences: up to 1-year jail time, up to $5,000 fine, and minimum 30 days community service.
Addition to the above consequences, all DUI offenders will be put on probation, be ordered to complete a drug and alcohol clinical evaluation, and have penalty points placed on his/her license.
How the Bushway & Waystack Attorneys Can Help
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, you may think there is no way out of jail time, fines, and a license suspension. However, the police who made the arrest and crafted the report must show that they complied with the law. It’s not uncommon for procedures to be skipped or facts to be skewed accidentally.
That’s why the Bushway & Waystack attorneys tirelessly investigate your case through facts, evidence, police reports, police video, and more. We will present our findings to the judge and work hard to get your charges dropped and protect your reputation.