Have you been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Alpharetta? If so, it is important to know that your future, rights and driving privileges may be on the line. Without the representation of an attorney, you could be facing very serious penalties. At The Law Offices of Daniel W. Mitnick & Associates, we are proud to offer outstanding representation to individuals who are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have been arrested, working with an Alpharetta criminal defense lawyer from our team can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Potential Penalties for Your Charges
Specific circumstances of your case will determine the exact charges and penalties you could be facing, but it is not uncommon for individuals to see a variation of these minimum penalties:
If you are a first-time offender, you could see up to 1 year license suspension, spend anywhere between 24 hours and 1 year in jail, and be required to spend at least 40 hours performing community service.
If you are convicted of a second DUI, you may face up to a $1,000 fine, a license suspension of 3 years, up to 1 year in jail, and be required to install an interlock ignition device in your vehicle.
Third-time offenders will be required to spend at least 1 year to 5 years in jail, perform up to 60 days of community service, and complete a treatment program.
Other factors that will need to be taken into consideration regarding your charges include aggravating factors, death or bodily injury, and the specifics of your arrest. Minors and commercial drivers have a lower allowed blood alcohol count and their penalties could vary greatly. In order to ensure the best possible outcome for your case, it is important you work with an Alpharetta DUI lawyer from our team. Contact the firm today for a case evaluation via telephone!