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Q: Ex-girlfriend arrested for DUI and a few other offences. What kind of jail time is she looking at?

I bailed my ex girlfriend out of jail yesterday. She was arrested for DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to maintain lane, open container, and going 71 mph in a 55 in Georgia. This was her first DUI. Im worried what kind of jail time she is looking at (minimum) and the best course... Read more »

George Chadwell Creal Jr. answered on Jan 27, 2018

A first DUI arrest in 10 years carries a minimum of 24 hours in jail. The best course of action is to consult with an experience DUI lawyer. There are two pieces to a DUI arrest in Georgia that must be analyzed. First, the criminal component. The criminal case can be broken into four parts. The... Read more »

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Q: I heard I will get a 10 day letter for a DUI. What does that mean?

George Chadwell Creal Jr. answered on Feb 3, 2017

In Georgia, you don't get a 10 day letter, rather you have to send a letter requesting a hearing within 10 business days of your Georgia DUI arrest. If you do not send a 10 day letter requesting a hearing after your DUI arrest, your Georgia Driver's License or privilege to drive on the highways of... Read more »

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Q: Is there any way I may be able to get a DUI charge dropped down to a reckless driving charge.

George Chadwell Creal Jr. answered on Sep 16, 2016

There are a million ways to get a DUI reduced to reckless driving. The trick is finding the facts in your case that will convince the prosecutor handling your case to offer a plea to reckless driving. An example could be a questionably legal traffic stop. Another example might be a video which... Read more »

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Q: What is the maximum punishment I can get for having a charged with possession of a drug-related object.

George Chadwell Creal Jr. answered on Sep 16, 2016

The first offense is a misdemeanor and carries up to 12 months in jail and a $1000 fine. A second offense is a felony and can carry 1 to 5 years in state prison and fines up to $5000.00.

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Q: If I'm charged with a DUI is there any way I won't lose my license?

George Chadwell Creal Jr. answered on Sep 16, 2016

You could have your DUI charged reduced to a lesser included offense that does not carry a license suspension like reckless driving or distracted driving.

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Q: Would I be able to go on a cruise to the Bahamas while on misdemenor probation for DUI?

George Chadwell Creal Jr. answered on Sep 16, 2016

An attorney can have the judge add a provision to your sentencing order at the time of your plea or conviction that you are allowed to travel to the Bahamas. Otherwise, a motion to modify sentence must be filed with the court unless the probation officer approves your travel plans.

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