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Under 21 DUI Laws in Georgia

If you are under 21 and caught DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Georgia, the laws that are applicable to drivers in this age group can leave you with very few options. The driving laws in Georgia are stricter and penalties tougher on a minor due to the inexperience and shorter driving record.

If you need help with a DUI in GA and are under the age of 21, get a free consultation from a Georgia DUI Lawyer now.

There are 3 categories listed below which apply to the under 21 driver. If you wind up convicted of first offense DUI and fall under one of these 3 categories you will probably receive a 6 month license suspension with no limited driving permit;

  • Submittal to the state-administered chemical substance test and results show a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .02 grams and less than .08 grams;

  • No state-administered test of your blood, breath, or urine was requested.( Bear in mind refusal to submit to a test could incur a 12 month license suspension, see 2 categories below)

  • The test results were suppressed by the trial court.

The additional 2 categories below apply to under age 21 drivers convicted of DUI for a first time offense, the result is a 12 month license suspension.

  • Submittal to the state-administered chemical substance test and the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .08 grams or more;

  • Refusal to submit to the state-administered chemical substances test.

If a defendant neither admits guilt nor declares innocence he is entering what is referred to as a Nolo Contendere plea. The defendant agrees that the court may consider him guilty for the purpose of finding him guilty and sentencing him. Often, an under 21 year old driver in Georgia may become misinformed and assume that a Nolo Contendere plea will save his or her driver’s license from being suspended if charged with DUI.  This is incorrect information, a Nolo Contendere plea will not save your drivers license from being suspended as a result of a DUI charge.

If you are under 21 years of age, the penalties for second and subsequent DUI charges for are the same as for people over the age of 21.

If you need help with a DUI in GA and are under the age of 21, get a free consultation from a Georgia DUI Lawyer now.

A GA DUI conviction for those less than 21 years of age can mean permanent damage to your driving record that could cause you problems if you apply for a job or attempt to obtain credit.

Georgia DUI Conviction When Under 21 Years Of Age

  1. Blood alcohol level of 0.02 grams is standard for DUI in an offender who is under 21.
  2. Imprisonment not less than 10 days nor more than 12 months;
  3. Judge may suspend all but 24 hours of imprisonment;
  4. Probation, 12 months less any time served in jail;
  5. Fine not less than $300 nor more than $1,000;
  6. Not less than 40 hours community service;
  7. Attend and complete Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction School; (DUI school);
  8. Revocation of drivers licenses, however after 6 months following the effective date of the revocation and subject to the examination requirements for obtaining a drivers license the individual my apply for their drivers license. If the blood alcohol level was 0.08 or more the revocation is for 12 months. A second or subsequent DUI the revocation is for 12 months. Must have completed the Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction School, and pay a fine.

When dealing with a Georgia DUI, experienced legal defense is the best offense hurt especially if you are under the age of 21, get a free case consultation from a Georgia DUI Defense Lawyer now.

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