Hello, my 19 year old son was stopped last weekend in Fulton County and taken to jail. He has been charged with DUI, reckless driving, speeding and several other charges. I am scared to death that this mistake will follow him the rest of his life. Will this affect his college admission? job possibilities? What is the possible punishment?
Georgia DUI Blog asked Marietta DUI attorney Guy Sharpe to respond to this question. Guy’s response: The maximum punishment for DUI, which is a misdemeanor, is one year in jail and a $1,000.00 fine. Usually plea negotiations result in the lesser included offenses being merged into the DUI, such as reckless driving, speeding and others. The DUI record will always be there, so it could affect your son’s ability to obtain certain kinds of employment and may affect his ability to get scholarships to go to school.