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Criminal Law

 

Traffic Offenses

Common Traffic Offenses:

Serious Traffic Offenses:

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Drivers Under The Age of 21

Drivers under the age of 21 will have their drivers license suspended if:

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

The law of Georgia provides that a person to be considered DUI requires thatno person shall drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while:

  1. under the influence of alcohol to the extent that that it is less safe for the person to drive;
  2. Under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;
  3. Under the intentional influence of any glue, aresole, or other toxic vapor to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;
  4. Under the combined influence of any two or more of the substances specified in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this subsection to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;
  5. The persons alcohol concentration is 0.08 grams or more at any time within three hours of after such driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving or being in actual physical control ended; or
  6. Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this code section, if there is any amount of marijuana or a controlled substance, as defined in the Official Georgia Code 16-13-21, present in the person's blood, urine, or both, including the metabolic and derivative of each or both without regard to whether or not any amount of alcohol is present in the person=s breath or blood.

Minimum and Maximum Sentence requirements for DUI (First Offense):

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Misdemeanors

Most misdemeanor offenses can carry a sentence of up to 12 months in jail and/or up to a $1000.00 fine. 

Common Misdemeanors offense include:

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Felonies

In the State of Georgia a felony is a crime which is punishable by more than one year in jail and/or more than a $1000.00 fine. A felony conviction can impact many of your civil rights, i.e., right to possess a firearm and ability to vote. 

Common Felony offenses include:

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