Having prior DUI convictions does not mean you are guilty if you are arrested for DUI. In most cases, prior DUI-DWI convictions only become a factor during sentencing. This is AFTER you have been found guilty of DUI. If you are facing a subsequent DUI conviction, you could be facing harsher penalties. When sentencing, a judge typically looks at your previous driving history, which includes prior convictions. This is especially true if the DUI convictions occurred withing the last 5 to 10 years. Bottom line – your prior DUI convictions are only used against you if you are found guilty.
If you are facing a second, third, or subsequent DUI conviction, call 1-844-TEAM-DUI (1-844-832-6384) to speak to a Georgia DUI attorney about your case or contact Georgia DUI defense lawyer Chris Schneider directly.
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