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DUI sentences for repeat offenders

In Georgia, you may be charged with a DUI if an officer has determined you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs through a field sobriety test or a chemical (blood or breath) test.

The state’s "implied consent" law imposes penalties for drivers who refuse to submit to testing when an officer has reasonable suspicion that the driver is under the influence.

College students: lifelong consequences from drug convictions

Drug convictions change the course of your life forever. Upon entering college and being out of the parent’s home, many experiment with drugs and alcohol for the first time. One of many devastating impacts resulting from a drug conviction is losing eligibility for student financial aid and scholarships. 

If you are attending college and receive federal student aid, a drug conviction renders you ineligible for loans, Pell grants and work study. Even worse, you may have to pay back financial aid you received. However, reinstatement is possible following successful completion of a drug treatment program.

Can I continue driving after a DUI charge?

Driving is a part of your everyday life. You drive to campus, work and to the grocery store. The other night, you decided to drive to meet friends. The night was fun and relaxing. It was nice to be able to kick back and let loose after a week of exams, papers and needy customers. Everything was fine until you decided to call it a night and make your way back home. While you were driving, the red and blue lights of a cop car flashed behind you and you were pulled over. The officer arrested you on DUI charges.

Now you are worried about how you will make it to work. You need to drive to get things done. Without the ability to drive, you might not make ends meet. You have bills to pay and a crazy schedule. You are overwhelmed and want to know if you there is anything you can do.

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