Georgia DUI Consequences
Every state has some sort of driving under the influence penalties in place. The catch is that each state is different. If you've been convicted of a DUI, the last thing on your mind is probably learning what specific penalties can affect you for the state you reside in. However, information is power and hiring a tough, smart lawyer who is well versed in DUI laws is the key to your success.
Typical DUI Consequences
DUI penalties vary from state to state, but there are a number of typical factors that can increase the severity of a DUI. Such factors that can attribute to a harsher penalty include: the severity of intoxication, past DWI arrests, age and criminal history, injuries and property damage are all taken into account by courts.
In fact, you may be faced with heavy fines, license restriction, license suspension, license termination, probation, jail time, and more.
And in some states, a DUI conviction is considered a FELONY not a misdemeanor. Being convicted of a felony can haunt you for the rest of your life by going on your criminal record. It can be more difficult to obtain a job and it could prevent you from such activities as voting if you have a felony on your record.
While these are just some of the penalties you may face with a DUI conviction, there are many others not mentioned. For all these reasons, it is imperative to have a competent, respected DUI attorney representing your case. Hire Kohn & Yager, LLC to represent YOU.