Fourth DUI Offense Now a Felony in Georgia
As of July 1st, 2008 a fourth offender can become a felon. The way the law was written however, you have to have four offenses from July 1st, 2008 and forward. This is the prospective part of the law and it's not retroactive. If you have four offenses from July 1st, 2008 and after, you can be a felon and you can go to jail as a convicted felon with a five year probation period. Even if it's not a felony, if you have a fourth offense or third or second within ten years, you're going to be punished much more harshly than someone who has a first offense.
Be sure to give us a call and let us go over your case to see if we can avoid a DUI conviction, especially if you have prior history. These cases are tougher than a first offense to get negotiated down to a reduced charge. We can still win those cases is in many instances. Give us a call and come in for your free interview. Don't give up as we can still help you in these cases.