The holiday season is a time for parties and visiting loved ones. Many of these activities may involve the consumption of alcohol. Some people may not be aware of alcohol's impact on their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and may inadvertently drive under the influence. The Georgia Department of Transportation will be trying to ensure the safety of all drivers this holiday season.
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.