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A conviction for DUI in Georgia can come with stiff penalties. Fines for a first offense can be as high as $1,000 and subsequent offenses can carry fines of up to $5,000 as well as community service or jail time. A person facing charges for DUI may have a need for a DUI defense.

A woman was arrested recently in Kingsland. She had her two children, ages 5 and 3, in her car and faces charges of DUI, child endangerment, child abuse, hit-and-run and battery. She apparently crashed her car into a ditch and a couple of teenage girls who were in the vicinity came to see if they could help. One girl claimed that the woman punched her in the face, following which the girl called her own mother. When that woman arrived on the scene she stated that the driver’s own mother was also there and that the woman and her children had switched cars and the mother was saying she would take the  blame for the accident.

Police found the alleged drunk driver at her mother’s house and placed her under arrest. She reportedly smelled of alcohol. According to authorities, the woman has a previous DUI conviction and a pending case for a second DUI.

A person facing DUI charges in Georgia may benefit from seeking a DUI defense. A knowledgeable attorney can review the facts of the case and ensure that the person facing charges is aware of all of applicable legal rights. A DUI conviction can carry serious ramifications, including the loss of a license, heavy fines and even jail time.