DUI Penalties in Georgia

In addition to a permanent conviction on your record, there are minimum penalties established by statute which can be quite severe, even for a first DUI Offense. Further, by statute, persons convicted of DUI in Georgia ARE NOT eligible to be sentenced under Georgia’s First Offender Statute, assuring that any conviction will remain on your record forever.
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Your Rights in Georgia AFTER Arrest for DUI

Whether you take any of the roadside tests or not, if the officer has probable cause to believe you are an impaired driver, you will likely be arrested and taken to the station for processing and further testing.
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Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) BEFORE Arrest and Suspected of DUI

You have the RIGHT to decline the tests described below and YOU SHOULD POLITELY DECLINE to take them. Your refusal to take these roadside tests CANNOT BE used against you at trial. You can still be charged (and convicted of DUI) if you refuse these roadside tests, but the prosecutor will have less evidence to support a DUI charge.
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