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PENALTIES FOR UNDER 21 DUI IN GEORGIA

 

Under Georgia law, a driver under 21 who is found driving with a blood alcohol level of .02 or more can be charged with a DUI per se. The charges can be brought against an underage driver even if he/she is not impaired by the use of alcohol.

 

DUI CHARGES UNDER 21: DUI LESS SAFE AND PER SE OFFENSES

 

  1. A charge of "DUI less safe" can also be brought against an underage driver. This charge means the driver was controlling a vehicle while he/she was drinking and not a safe driver.
  2. A more serious charge---adult per se DUI---can be brought against anyone under 21 driving with an alcohol level of .08 or more.
  3. A driver under 21 with a BAC of .08 or more is liable to be charged with three offenses. These offenses are driving with a BAC.02 or higher (per se offense), DUI less safe, and an adult per se with BAC of .08 or greater.

 

UNDER 21 DUI SENTENCING

 

Conviction of an underage DUI with a less than .08 BAC, results in a minimum sentence of community service of 20-40 hours. The person's driver license will be suspended for 6 months if his/her BAC is less than .08. A fine of several hundred dollars will also be imposed.

 

With a BAC of .08 or more, an underage driver will receive nearly the same penalties as an over-21 driver. If found guilty of the DUI charges, there will be a suspension of the person's driver's license for 12 months without any limited driving privileges for work etc.

 

DUI JUST BEFORE 21ST BIRTHDAY

 

When a person is arrested for an under 21 DUI before his/her 21st birthday, and the conviction is after his/her birthday, the driver's license can be reinstated after 120 days. The special circumstance of the birthday reduces the suspension to 4 months from 6 months..

 

For more information or to make an appointment, call our office at (770) 952-7000 if you have been arrested for an under 21 DUI in Marietta Georgia. DUI Attorneys Webb & D'Orazio can help.

 

If you have been convicted of a DUI charge, call us today at 770-952-7000

 

 

 

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