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Are you facing a DUI charge in Athens? Are you concerned about how a drunk driving conviction could affect your license, employment, or educational opportunities? If so, contact Athens criminal defense lawyer J. Lee Webb today for experienced legal help today.

For a free consultation and to learn more about our affordable payment plans, contact an experienced Athens DUI defense lawyer from our firm at (706) 705-5122.

What Counts as Driving Under the Influence in Georgia?

In Georgia, there are several different ways to charge someone with DUI, and often, more than one DUI charge is brought at a time. One type of charge is a "per se" violation. This simply means that the offender is driving over the legal limit of .08.

Another possible charge is "less safe". This means the suspect is for driving under the influence to the extent that he is less safe to drive. This can be alcohol or drugs (legal prescriptions or illegal). Paints, glues or inhalants are also possibilities.

Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you should consult with a lawyer who understands the complexities of marijuana and drug defense, as well as alcohol-related DUIs.

Penalties For A DUI In Athens

State law establishes different penalties for each DUI conviction. That is, with each subsequent conviction, the potential legal penalties increase. The specifics of your case, as well as any prior DUI convictions, will determine how aggressive the prosecutor is in seeking a conviction and punishment.

  • First Offense:
    • 24 hours to one year in jail
    • $300-$1,000 fine
    • up to one year driver's license suspension
    • minimum of 40 hours community service
    • DUI school
  • Second Offense:
    • three days to one year in jail
    • $600-$1,000 fine
    • Minimum of 240 hours community service
    • (If 2nd in a 5 year period) up to three years driver's license suspension
    • possible requirement for installation an ignition interlock vehicle device
    • lose the tags to any cars owned
    • Picture in the paper
  • Third Offense:
    • 15 days to one year in jail
    • $1,000-$5,000 fine
    • Up to five years driver's license suspension
    • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock vehicle device

If convicted of a DUI, even for a first offense, you will quickly learn that legal penalties are not the only negative consequences you may encounter. A criminal conviction could result in losing your job, or having trouble finding employment in the future. For students, a conviction may lead to a loss of your H.O.P.E. scholarship.

Understanding Underage DUI

Drivers under the age of 21 may face additional charges related to alcohol possession. If police find evidence that you consumed alcohol, you could face an M.I.P. (minor in possession) charge. These separate charges could also lead to serious legal penalties upon conviction.

Call An Experienced Athens DUI Defense Lawyer Today

Georgia DUI lawyer J. Lee Webb has dedicated his entire career to defending those accused of a crime. He believes that everyone is entitled to a strong legal defense, and will stop at nothing to ensure that is exactly what his client receives. For years, J. Lee Webb has helped clients through even the most complex DUI cases.

His uniquely professional and empathetic approach has earned Mr. Webb recognition as one of the Top Attorneys in Georgia by Super Lawyers. Contact Attorney Webb today, and discuss your DUI case with an experienced and highly skilled Athens defense lawyer.

Our firm works with clients to help set up affordable payment plans. Set up a free case evaluation by calling (706) 705-5122.

Why Choose Our Firm?

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  • We understand both the procedure of drug & alcohol tests, and the science behind them

  • Attorney Webb has earned numerous awards for his standard of excellence.

  • Clients receive Attorney Webb's personal cell phone & email address.

  • We have over 25 years of legal experience.

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  • Criminal Defense Client

    He is knowledgeable and very professional.

  • DUI Client

    This was a first-time DUI (0.08), first-ever offense of any sort. I was referred to Lee by a lawyer friend. Lee and Alisa (his assistant) did an outstanding job of guiding me through the process from first contact all the way through trial (that never occu

  • Kevin W. / DUI Client

    Lee did an amazing job on my case. He asked me to walk through all of the details of what had happened and then studied the police reports in great detail. Once we went to court it was clear from the beginning that the judges and prosecutors really respect

  • DUI Client

    Once I came into contact with Mr. Webb after facing an arrest for driving under the influence, I knew he was the man I could trust to help me when it came to the law. He simplified the legal process and was successfully able to reduce the charge I was pres

  • DUI Client

    As soon as I was charged with a DUI, I reached out to Lee Webb for representation—and my experience could not be more ideal. He immediately initiated an appeal for my administrative license suspension and reached out to the prosecutors for negotiation. Les

  • DUI Client

    The court kept pushing out my case date, but after three years, Lee was able to get it dismissed. I would recommend Lee to anyone facing criminal charges—even if you think it is an open-and-shut case, there are a number of factors that can change the outco

  • Criminal Defense Client

    I immediately researched defense lawyers and scheduled a free consultation with Lee Webb. As soon as I walked into his office, I felt relieved. While the situation was embarrassing, Lee treated me with respect and helped me through the process. He was alwa

  • Criminal Defense Client

    Lee and his team kept me updated throughout the entire process, and were always available if I had any questions. Lee was brutally honest and was true to his word during my proceedings. I am very satisfied with his representation as well as the results of

  • Criminal Defense Client

    I cannot say enough about Lee Webb. From start to finish, he made a miserable experience tolerable. Each employee I worked with – including with the individual who answered the phone on weekends—was top notch and beyond pleasant. The team kept me informed