Cleveland, GA asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Georgia

Q: I was pulled over for speeding and got charged with a DUI because of my Suboxone what would be the mandatory sentencing

also had a meth pipe on me but did not have any meth on me

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Glenn T. Stern
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: DUI is a misdemeanor, so the maximum punishment is 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine. However, it's rare that anyone is sentenced to the maximum. Most places sentence first-time DUI offenders to between 24 and 72 hours in custody, a fine that totals around $600 (which becomes about double that after the statutory surcharges are added), 40 hours of community service, and some other statutory requirements including a license suspension.

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