In Georgia, DUI offenders face a variety of penalties. The legal blood alcohol content limit for drunk driving in the state is .08 percent. Drivers found to be at or above that limit face administrative and financial penalties, including license suspension. Some offenders may be able to obtain limited driving privileges if they agree to install an ignition interlock device (IID).
Some offenders in Georgia are able to get a restricted license following a drunk driving offense, if they meet certain criteria. Typically, offenders will have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) from an approved provider. This guide will go over how the interlock process works in Georgia.
Georgia has multiple penalties for DUI offenders. The legal BAC limit is .08 percent, and penalties increase for offenders if they have prior offenses on record. The penalties can also increase if the incident causes damage or injury.
This is not the way to avoid consequences, because even without a test there are still penalties that apply. If the offender refuses a test, even after implied consent notice is given, this can be held against them in court. Additionally, the driver’s license of the suspected offender will be revoked for one year, with no possibility of getting a limited driving permit.
For offenders who have had their license suspended, there is hope. Georgia allows qualified offenders to regain driving privileges with a restricted driver’s license, also referred to as a limited driving permit. The limited license allows offenders to drive to school, work, medical appointments, community service, grocery shopping, and other necessary tasks. Offenders must meet all criteria to be able to get back on the road. Criteria include:
Other criteria may be required, depending on the driver’s record and the circumstances of the offense.
ADS devices include bilingual prompts, and are approved in Georgia. This means they meet state criteria and can be used to fulfill the interlock requirement for a limited license. ADS has many locations throughout the state.
Ignition interlock devices, or car breathalyzers, are installed to prevent drunk driving.
This is typically determined by statute, though there may be additional time added depending on the circumstances of the offense.
In Georgia, offenders are responsible for paying for the cost of installing and leasing their device. The devices are leased from an approved provider like ADS. Typically installation is between $70 and $100 and the least costs between $2.50 and $3.50 per day. ADS has flexible payment options and allows customers to pay online or via app.
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