Answers To Questions About First-Time DUI Charges

After a first DUI arrest, you probably have questions and may be scared about what will happen. Even as a first-time offender, the consequences for a DUI are severe, and will be on your background checks and criminal history. We know that you are under pressure. We want to answer all your questions, whenever you have them, and we are committed to giving you honest, clear answers you can use.

Will I Go To Jail?

Whether or not you go to jail related to a first-offense DUI charge will depend on your judge and the case that is made before the court.

For a first-time offender, you may be subject to a full year in prison. Many cases will resolve with time served and probation. But, the more severe your case, the more likely you are to spend time in jail. An outspoken and skilled defense may make all the difference.

What Will Happen To My License?

In Georgia, you must file for a license suspension appeal within 10 days of your arrest if you refuse chemical testing.

If your license is suspended, it may be subject to that suspension for up to a full year. There are some options available for limited licenses or license reinstatements. Based in Lawrenceville, attorney Philip Kim is familiar with these options and can help you regain your independence.

What Kinds Of Fees Will I Be Charged?

The fine for a first-time DUI is between $300 and $1,000, and does not include fees for rehabilitation or any court-mandated DUI courses or substance abuse counseling.

What If I’m Under 21 Years Old?

Your penalties may vary based on age. Please call us with more details about your or your child’s case.

What Are My Options?

Speak with a Gwinnett County defense lawyer by contacting us online or by phone at (678) 273-3500.

First Move = Talk To A Defense Lawyer

From our law offices in Lawrenceville, our founding attorney Philip Kim defends those accused of misdemeanor to felony-level criminal offenses across Gwinnett County. He and his experienced team can defend you or a loved one against drunk driving allegations, traffic offenses or more severe drug charges, sexual misconduct accusations and crimes of violence.

Philip Kim Law, P.C.

260 Constitution Blvd. Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Fax: (678) 273-3501