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5 Bad Moves That Can Make Your DUI Worse

Getting a DUI is bad enough. But there are a few ways to make it even worse.

The state of Georgia is already known for having some of the toughest DUI laws in the land, according to Yahoo! Voices. Your first drunken driving offense could cause you to lose your license for a whole year.

Under Georgia's DUI laws, it's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%. But that's just a DUI at the most basic level.

How Much Can a DUI Cost in Atlanta?

The next time you reach for a drink, think about how much a DUI conviction could cost you.

A recent a study conducted by the Automobile Club of Southern California put a huge price tag on basic first-time DUIs in that state. According to the study, a DUI can cost up to $15,649 in California, reports the Los Angeles Times.

And those numbers don't even take into account other associated DUI costs.

How can a DUI can cost you? Let us count the ways:

Hit-and-Run Can Make a DUI Case Worse

If you're driving drunk and get into a crash, don't make your case worse by fleeing the scene.

If you accidentally hit someone and cause injury, running away won't solve your problems, especially if someone was accidentally killed. In Georgia, you could face charges of hit-and-run, or fleeing the scene of an accident.

A Quick Guide to Georgia's DUI Laws

How do DUI laws work in Georgia?

DUI sentencing and penalties are based on the level of a DUI infraction. The higher up you go on the DUI chain, the stiffer your punishment gets.

Here's a primer on Georgia DUI laws and the levels of DUI offenses in Georgia.