Everyone knows that driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a criminal offense, while most people know that the legal limit for intoxication is a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent. But learning the specific laws surrounding DUI in Georgia can make the process much less confusing for those charged with the crime.
Only a licensed Georgia DUI attorney is qualified to interpret those laws within the context of a particular case. But getting familiar with the laws can help you better communicate with your lawyer.
- O.C.G.A. 40-5-55: Implied consent to chemical tests.
- O.C.G.A. 40-5-57.1: License revocation for under-21 offenders.
- O.C.G.A. 40-5-67: Seizure of driver's license.
- O.C.G.A. 40-5-67.1: Terms and conditions for implied consent.
- O.C.G.A. 40-5-67.2: Terms and conditions of license suspension.
- O.C.G.A. 40-5-75: Suspension of license for illicit drug offenses, including but not limited to DUI-drugs.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-391: Sentencing for first, second and subsequent DUI convictions; includes child endangerment.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.1: Requirement to attend drug/alcohol course.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.2: Seizure of motor vehicle operated by a habitual offender.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.3: Pertains to DUI offenses while operating a school bus.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-392: Guidelines for chemical tests used to determine BAC.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-393: Homicide by vehicle.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-393.1: Death of fetus by vehicle.
- O.C.G.A. 40-6-394: Serious injury by vehicle.
Again, it's always advised to have a licensed Atlanta DUI lawyer review your case in the context of applicable law. But having a better understanding of the law behind the codes can help you prepare.
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