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Understanding Georgia DUI Laws

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.

The web site for the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety provides a rundown of the pertinent state laws that often come into play when someone is charged with DUI.

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. 

  1. O.C.G.A. 40-5-55: Implied consent to chemical tests.
  2. O.C.G.A. 40-5-57.1: License revocation for under-21 offenders.
  3. O.C.G.A. 40-5-67Seizure of driver's license.
  4. O.C.G.A. 40-5-67.1: Terms and conditions for implied consent. 
  5. O.C.G.A. 40-5-67.2: Terms and conditions of license suspension.
  6. O.C.G.A. 40-5-75: Suspension of license for illicit drug offenses, including but not limited to DUI-drugs.
  7. O.C.G.A. 40-6-391Sentencing for first, second and subsequent DUI convictions; includes child endangerment. 
  8. O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.1: Requirement to attend drug/alcohol course.
  9. O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.2: Seizure of motor vehicle operated by a habitual offender.
  10. O.C.G.A. 40-6-391.3: Pertains to DUI offenses while operating a school bus.
  11. O.C.G.A. 40-6-392: Guidelines for chemical tests used to determine BAC.
  12. O.C.G.A. 40-6-393: Homicide by vehicle.
  13. O.C.G.A. 40-6-393.1: Death of fetus by vehicle.
  14. 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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