One of the most embarrassing punishments you can receive for a third offense is having your photograph, name, and arrest information published in your local newspaper. You are responsible for the $25 fee. Atlanta DUI Charge Info.
For a Atlanta DUI third offense, you could spend at least 15 days in jail, though the judge may sentence you to 120 days to 12 months behind bars. As with a first or second DUI offense, you will serve a 12-month period of probation. Failure to abide by the court’s terms and conditions for probation could result in additional jail time as well as other consequences.
The fines for a third offense are expensive. You could be required at pay $1000 to $5000 in fines, as well as a 25-35% surcharge. You could also be sentenced to perform community service.
The license penalty for a Atlanta DUI third offense is a five-year license revocation. The first two years are considered a “hard suspension,” which means no driving at all. However, once this hard suspension is up, you can apply for a license reinstatement upon completion of an alcohol risk reduction course and alcohol treatment. You may also be required to have an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for six months. While your license is revoked, you must turn over the license plates for all vehicles in your name. Upon reinstatement of your license, you will receive new plates.