The Georgia Senate has passed a bill that would increase the penalties for multiple DUI convictions.
The bill calls for anyone with a 2nd DUI conviction over a five year period to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle for one year. The current law calls for an eight month probationary license period as well as 120 days without any license or driving privileges.
Ignition interlock devices are the proverbial scarlet letter for those convicted of DUI. It easily becomes public knowledge and a source of embarrassment. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced DUI attorney to review your case and see if there are alternatives available to avoid a DUI conviction. In many cases, the charges can be reduced or dismissed altogether.
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