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1st DUI Offense Penalties in Georgia

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Morgan County, Georgia

When you face charges for driving under the influence (DUI) or other crimes in Georgia, you need a skilled attorney’s guidance as you defend yourself and fight your case. Likewise, when you’ve suffered undue harm due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person or party, you deserve a legal representative who will help you collect the compensation to which you are entitled.

With more than a decade of experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, our criminal defense attorney in Georgia, Michael Fulcher of Michael Fulcher Law understands how to support clients throughout all phases of a DUI crime, criminal charge or personal injury claim.

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What We Do

As a Georgia DUI Attorney and a seasoned trial lawyer, Michael Fulcher won’t hesitate to hold the government to its burden, and force the prosecutor to prove that they have a case.

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Were you arrested for driving while intoxicated? Having prosecuted hundreds of traffic and DUI cases in Georgia over 8 years as an assistant DA, attorney Michael Fulcher knows the ins and outs of DUI law—and how to beat charges.

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Don’t just pay the fine! If you are facing a traffic case, consult with an experienced lawyer to determine the best course of action for you. Even if injuries resulted from any traffic offense, we are here to represent you in any personal injury action.

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Criminal Defense

Have you been accused of or charged with a crime in Georgia? We have achieved success in countless criminal cases over the years, often helping clients receive minimal penalties, rehabilitative sentences and/or reduced or dismissed charges.

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Do you face the burden of medical costs, lost wages, property damage and/or emotional trauma after sustaining an injury that could have been prevented? We can help you obtain crucial financial support from those responsible.

A lawyer who focuses his practice on criminal law is ready to help you. Michael Fulcher is a former Georgia DUI Attorney and Criminal Offense Prosecutor. At Michael Fulcher Law, your case won’t be handed off to a junior associate. You will be represented by a seasoned criminal defense attorney with over 17 years of experience.

What People Say

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Michael was professional and concise from our first call to our last email. I had already called multiple other firms before calling his, and only my conversation with him stood out, so I would highly recommend him. He helped me with a speeding ticket, and although I hope I won’t have incident like that, I know I can always call him for help. Call him.

— Ahmet K.


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Mr. Fulcher was always available to answer any questions I had about a traffic ticket. He always kept me in the loop and helped me in preventing the ticket from going on to my record in NC. I would recommend him to anyone in or out of state!

— Lucas S.


highly recommend

I received a speeding ticket while driving down to the Masters in Augusta (84mph in a 70 zone). Michael was really helpful and informed me that there is no points for such a ticket (which was my goal). He was generous with his time over the phone even though an engagement would not result from the conversation. To me this shows which is rare nowadays.

I highly recommend Michael. Thank you!


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Frequently Asked Questions

There are six types of DUI offenses specified under Georgia law:

  • Less Safe (Alcohol) – Driving under the influence of alcohol to the point that it impairs driving.
  • Less Safe (Drugs) – Driving under the influence of any drug to the point that it impairs driving.
  • Less Safe (Glue, Aerosol, and Toxic Vapors) – Driving while under the influence of inhalants such as glue, aerosol or other vapors to the extent that it impairs driving.
  • Less Safe (two or more of the above) – Driving under the influence of more than one substance.
  • Per Se – Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent (the legal limit) or higher.
  • Drugs (any amount) – Driving with any detectable amount of drugs in your system via blood and/or urine test. This specific statute does not apply to marijuana unless it causes visible impairment to driving.

When you get an out of state ticket, the court or agency handling it may allow you to take a defensive driving course. Then you turn your certificate in to avoid the ticket being sent back to your own state’s driving record. There is almost always a better alternative if you are allowed to take a course.

In Georgia, you can be detained for up to 90 days without a hearing and without bail or bond set.

Yes. If you exhibit impaired driving due to drug use, you can face criminal charges. Likewise, if you return a blood or urine test after driving in which any amount of illegal substance is detected, you can face DUI charges, even if officers do not detect impairment to your driving.

The best ways to beat DUI charges are to know your rights and hire a criminal defense lawyer. Should you be stopped on suspicion of DUI, remember that you do not have to answer any questions beyond your name and your address. Nor must you submit to any field sobriety tests or breathalyzer screenings. Refusing these tests will likely lead to your arrest; do not resist it. You may be required to submit to a blood or urine test at the police station, but you should never provide information that isn’t absolutely required. Even if you are charged with drunk or impaired driving, you may have opportunities to settle for lesser charges or have the case dropped altogether with help from your DUI defense attorney.