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What penalties will I face for an aggravated DUI?

Seeing flashing lights behind you after a night of drinking can make anyone anxious. But, what happens when you actually crash and possibly injure someone? What types of charges will you face and what are the consequences for them?

In 2017, there were over 20,000 driving under the influence convictions in Georgia. The state takes these types of charges seriously, which is why the penalties are so severe. It is important to know what is ahead of you if you are facing an aggravated DUI charge.

What is an aggravated DUI?

An aggravated driving under the influence charge typically means that the driver was intoxicated while behind the wheel and an accident occurred that resulted in the injury or death of one or more individuals. This type of DUI charge is a more serious than simply driving after consuming more than the legal limit of alcohol.

What are the penalties?

When facing an aggravated DUI conviction, it is important to note that there are serious consequences that pair with it. This type of DUI comes with significant fines and a possible year in jail -- or more, depending on the circumstances.

Having criminal charges on your record can make it difficult to find a job and find housing as it will show up on background checks. However, facing charges and possible consequences such as these is not the end of the world. That said, it is important to have a good defense team on your side.

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