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Driving under the influence has been targeted as a severely punishable offense in our country, and for understandable reasons. There have been many tragic cases where people have died from car crashes involving drunk drivers.

Unfortunately, however, the earnest desire to eliminate drunk driving can sometimes make law enforcement too eager to catch someone they think is under the influence. This means that they sometimes make mistakes, whether accidentally or purposefully, and the results can be costly.

Georgia has instituted especially harsh penalties for offenses of being intoxicated while operating an automobile. Even if it is the first time you have ever been charged, you could be facing:

  • Incarceration
  • Exorbitant fees
  • And even have your license taken away

Immediately get in touch with our DUI attorneys in Savannah for aggressive defense from The Lerch Law Firm.

Call us today at (912) 417-5008 or contact us online so we can provide you support and advice in learning how to escape these unfortunate penalties.

Why Choose The Lerch Law Firm to Fight Your DUI?

  • Over a Decade of Criminal Defense Experience
  • Over a Thousand Cases Successfully Handled
  • AVVO 9.5 Rating
  • Accessible & Responsive Representation
  • Free Initial Case Review

Hundreds of DUIs Dismissed

Developing Strategies that Produce Results
  • 16 Counts Including Forgery Charges Dismissed
  • DUI Dismissed
  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • Illegal Gun Possession Dismissed
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Dismissed
  • State of Georgia v. B.B. Case Dismissed
  • State of Georgia v. C.G. Case Dismissed
  • State of Georgia v. C.W. DUI reduced
  • State of Georgia v. E.C. Case Dismissed
  • State of Georgia v. H.S. Charges Dismissed
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Arrested for DUI? The 30 Days After Your Arrest Are Critical

Whether your breath or blood test results were over .08 percent or you refused to take a chemical test after getting arrested, you have 30 days to contest the administrative license suspension (ALS) administered by the Department of Driver Services (DDS). Failure to do so can result in a one-year license suspension. Let our firm protect your rights and driving privileges during the legal process.

DUI Laws in Savannah

In the state of Georgia, it is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle when:

  • Any driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher
  • A driver of a commercial vehicle has a BAC of .04% or more
  • A driver under the age of 21 has a BAC of .02% or more
  • Under the influence of alcohol or any drug (including prescription medication) to the extent it is less safe for the person to drive

Georgia DUI Penalties

A conviction of a DUI can result in severe consequences. The specific punishment will be determined based on the number of previous offenses the individual has had in the past 10 years.

The penalties typically include:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • License suspension
  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Completion of a mandatory treatment program

The sentencing guidelines for DUI convictions in Georgia include:

  • First offense – 10 days to 12 months in jail, a fine of $300 to $1,000, 40 hours of community service, and up to a 12-month license suspension.
  • Second offense – 90 days to 12 months in jail, a fine of $600 to $1,000, 30 days of community service and up to a three-year license suspension.
  • Third offense – 120 days to 12 months in jail and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000, and possible license revocation.

Addressing Your DUI-Related Concerns

Thanks to our more than 10 years of experience as a Savannah DUI lawyer, our lead attorney knows the main concerns many people have when they find themselves in this situation. We know how worried they are about losing their driver's licenses, facing jail time, and having to pay expensive fines. As a result, we work diligently in an attempt to have their cases dismissed or their charges reduced.

Learn more about the specific ways our criminal defense attorney can help you:

Not All DUI Charges Are the Same

It is important to remember that not all DUI charges are the same, and neither are all DUI penalties. At The Lerch Law Firm, our experienced Savannah DUI attorneys have handled thousands of cases and builds individually tailored DUI defense strategies. We know that each client and each case is truly unique.

Call (912) 417-5008 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation with our Savannah DUI lawyers.

Discuss Your Savannah DUI Case with Our Skilled Attorney

If you face a DUI charge, the above information may have raised more questions than it answered. If that is the situation in which you now find yourself, you could benefit from discussing your individual circumstances with the knowledgeable DUI lawyer from The Lerch Law Firm in Savannah.

For more information, contact The Lerch Law Firm today. Initial consultations are offered at no charge.

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