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Georgia Second Offense DUI Law

A second offense DUI in Georgia comes with a combination of criminal penalties enforced by the court and administrative penalties against your driver’s license handed down by the Department of Driver Services.

Criminal Penalties

A second offense is classified as a Misdemeanor offense. The jail sentence for a second conviction is between 90 days and 1 year, the Judge may probate all but 72 hours of the sentence. The fine for a second will be $600 to $1,000 plus all associated court costs. You will be placed on probation for 12 months minus any jail time already served. You will have to serve 30 days of community service. Jail time and fines vary based upon the offenders blood alcohol level. Attendance in a state approved DUI school is required.

Administrative Penalties

A second offense refusal to submit to a chemical test will result in a 3 year suspension of your driver’s license. Your license will be suspended for 3 years following a second offense. You will be eligible to obtain an ignition interlock permit after 120 days of the suspension period has passed as long as you have completed a clinical evaluation and the required DUI schooling. The court may grant you a limited license during suspension period. An SR-22 form filing will be required for a period of 3 years beyond license reinstatement period. You can apply for your SR-22 filing below:

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Additional Georgia DUI Resources

  • Georgia DUI Laws – Here you will find a comprehensive and detailed explanation of Georgia’s DUI laws including all offense levels and penalties.
  • Georgia First Offense DUI – First offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Georgia Third Offense DUI – Third offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Georgia Fourth or Subsequent Offense DUI – Fourth offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Georgia SR22 Insurance Filing – We have compiled everything you need to know about Georgia’s SR22 insurance and filing requirements including important addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  • Georgia Alcohol Classes – We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol abuse classes.
  • Georgia Bail Bondsmen – Comprehensive list of Georgia bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.
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