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As a previous post on this blog covering a recent arrest of a pop star in Georgia on suspicion of DUI stated, not every drunk driving case is one that a person is going to want to just enter a quick plea of guilty and the move on with life. For one, even a first time DUI with no special circumstances can lead to serious and far-ranging consequences.

Pop singer faces DUI charge in Georgia

Pop singer Aaron Carter publicly denied that he had engaged in drunk driving on Georgia's roads after being arrested for and charged with DUI in a county about an hour north of the Atlanta area. He did admit that he had marijuana in his vehicle at the time of his arrest. Carter says he uses the drug to treat his anxiety and explained that it was not affecting his driving the evening of his arrest.

What are DUI charges and penalties in Georgia?

It is widely understood that drunk driving offenses are considered serious criminal charges and these charges in Georgia are no exception. In Georgia, there are two ways drivers can be charged with driving under the influence. Driving under the influence or DUI may be charged when a driver is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DUI Per Se charges may also result when a breath or blood test reveals that the driver has a blood alcohol content level or BAC of 0.08 or greater.

Law enforcement in Georgia cracks down on drunk driving

Drunk driving charges can have serious repercussions for individuals facing them. Authorities throughout Georgia are cracking down on drunk drivers and are making a number of drunk driving arrests. When a suspected drunk driver is arrested, he or she must go through a set of tests to confirm this suspicion. And a defendant facing a DUI could challenge the results of a field sobriety test and a breath or blood test.

License reinstatement in Georgia following a DUI

Having a driver's license can be important for daily life and for getting to work. If a license has been suspended because of a DUI charge, it can be important for the accused individual to understand the license reinstatement process. In Georgia, those convicted of Driving Under the Influence, possessing illegal drugs, underage possession of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle and some other charges are required to participate a DUI, Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction program.

What are underage DUI laws in Georgia?

Underage drinking and driving laws can be especially serious, which is why young people, their parents and others may wonder what the underage drunk driving laws are in Georgia. There are different standards for what is considered driving under the influence for drivers who are under the legal drinking age. Because the legal limit to drive is so much lower for underage drinkers, it is important to be familiar with the differences in the law.

What is DUI 'per se' in Georgia?

The manufacture and use of alcoholic beverages has been a staple of many parts of U.S. culture since the founding of the nation. Even the decade or so of 'Prohibition' is best known for the creative and illegal ways many people attempted to procure drinks, even leading to a modern trend of so-called 'speak-easies.' In the 1970's and 1980's, however, U.S. culture and society began to more closely examine the social costs of drivers who had been drinking alcohol, and government and law responded with more stringent, and more carefully enforced, laws against such behavior.

The basics of a felony drunk driving charge

This blog recently discussed options that may be available in circumstances of drunk driving charges. DUI charges can have an unexpectedly big impact on the life, future and freedom of an accused individual. Felony charges are serious criminal charges that should, of course, be avoided. They are punishable by greater than a year in prison and steep fines and may result in a felony criminal record.

What is DUI court in Georgia?

When facing DUI charges, there are a variety of potential outcomes. Drunk driving charges can carry stiff penalties including harsh jail sentences, significant fines and personal consequences associated with the accused individual's work and social life. It is because of this that criminal defense rights are so important and that it is essential to have a strong criminal defense strategy when facing drunk driving charges and to understand the range of options that may be available.

What are penalties for drunk driving in Georgia?

There are typically criminal penalties and administrative consequences for drunk driving. The penalties and consequences associated with drunk driving are serious and can have a significant impact on the present and future of individuals accused of drunk driving and facing a DUI charge. If you are facing a DUI charge, you may wonder what the potential penalties and consequences are and what impact they may have.

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