- Thursday, 09 June 2011 13:33
I still like to think that a person who gets a DUI
conviction, the first time, may have simply made a mistake. But as with all mistakes or failures, we need to learn from those mistakes so that we do not continue actions which have bad results, both for us and others. As if you didn’t need any other evidence, here are 5 reasons you should not obtain a 2nd DUI conviction:
1. You lose your driver’s license for at least 12 months with no driving at all, not even a work permit!
2. After the first 12 months, you will have to have an Interlock Device
installed in your car for 6 months, so that you can get a limited permit;
3. While the minimum
jail time in Georgia is 72 hours, most Courts that I practice in are giving anywhere from 10 to 30 days in jail!
4. You will have to do a minimum
of 30 days community service (that is 240 hours!)
5. Any tags on cars you own are taken, and you have your picture printed in the local newspaper.
The lesson is this: Courts and prosecutors look back at the number of DUI arrests you have had. The more DUI arrests or convictions, the harsher the penalties.