DUI Penalties in Morgan County, Georgia

Having your driver’s license revoked because of a DUI penalty can have devastating consequences on your personal and professional lives. Michael Fulcher Law represents clients accused of first time DUI, DUI drug charges, DUI refusal, DUI under 21, DUI child endangerment, felony DUI charges, and more.

If you have suffered a DUI penalty, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. DUI charges are serious and can result in jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver’s license for one year or more. Let Michael Fulcher Law help you protect your rights and get the best possible outcome in your case. Fulcher represents clients in Morgan, Greene, Jasper, Putnam, Walton, Newton, and Taliaferro counties with offices in Madison, Georgia, and Monroe, Georgia.

What to do if you are arrested for DUI

If you are pulled over for DUI, do not speak to the police, other than to provide basic information. Be polite, respectful and cooperative. Remember, the stop may be recorded by both audio and video.

1. You do not have to answer any questions concerning alcohol or other substances consumed. Any admissions will be used against you.

2. Field sobriety tests and handheld roadside breath tests are voluntary. You are not required to take them. However, failure to do so may cause the officer to place you under arrest, if they feel they have other evidence of impairment.

2. Once you post bail and are released, request a hearing to challenge the revocation of your driver’s license. This must be done within 30 days of your arrest otherwise you may lose your license for one year.

3. Contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. You may forfeit certain rights and legal defenses by waiting until your court date.

A DUI Penalty lawyer can help you protect your rights, protect your license and get the best possible outcome in your case.

A first DUI drug misdemeanor conviction:

  • Up to 12 months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 fine
  • 12 months of probation
  • 40 hours community service
  • Clinical drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Driver’s license suspension for up to 12 months, with limited driving privileges after 6 months

A second DUI drug misdemeanor conviction within 10 years:

  • Minimum jail sentence of 72 hours up to 12 months
  • Minimum fine of $600, with a maximum of $1,000
  • Probation for 12 months
  • 30 days community service
  • DUI school
  • Clinical drug and alcohol evaluation
  • Driver’s license suspension up to 12 months without a limited work permit

A third DUI drug misdemeanor conviction within 5 years:

  • Mandatory 15-day jail sentence
  • Minimum fine of $1,000, with a maximum of $5,000
  • 30 days community service
  • DUI school
  • 30 days community service
  • Driver’s license suspension up to 5 years

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What DUI defense strategies are available?

There are a number of DUI defense strategies that may be available to you, depending on the facts of your case. These can include challenges to the stop, challenges to the field sobriety tests, breath test or blood test results, and defenses based on the circumstances of your arrest.

Michael Fulcher Law will work with you to develop the best possible defense for your case. We will review the evidence against you and identify any potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We will also negotiate with the prosecutor to try to get the charges reduced or dismissed.

If you have suffered a DUI penalty, it is important to seek legal representation immediately. DUI charges are serious and can result in jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver’s license. A conviction can also cost you your job or prevent you from advancing in your career. Let Michael Fulcher Law help you protect your rights and get the best possible outcome in your case.

For a free consultation, please call 706-342-1414 or visit our website at www.michaelfulcherlaw.com. We are here to help.

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