Minimum Penalties for a Georgia DUI First Offense
If you are a first offender and I mean by that you have never had a DUI in your life, the penalties for that are set by law as mandatory minimum punishments. The mandatory minimum punishments for a first offender DUI is 24 hours in jail, 40 hours community service, fines of $300 to $1,000 depending on the judge’s decision. You will also have to go to risk reduction school, which the DUI school, which is a 24 hour course in order to get your license reinstated.
These are the minimum standard penalties along with one other which is twelve months probation. Whatever jail time you don’t do, the rest of that year. For example, 11 months and twenty-nine days, you are going to be on probation so that the court can keep control over you if you get into more trouble. That’s the minimum mandatory punishment that is available by law.