Ignition Interlock Laws in Georgia

Lifesafer Ignition Interlock Georgia

When you are arrested for a DUI in Georgia your license can be suspended in two different ways:

  1. Administrative This only happens if you fail a breath test, or refuse to take one, in which case your license will be confiscated immediately
  2. Judicial. This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement. Penalties include license suspension, jail time, community service hours. You might have to have an ignition interlock installed and undergo alcohol treatment
  • You must attend to both administrative and judicial actions. Even if you are not convicted in court of a DUI offense, your administrative suspension can still be in effect. How you handle your administrative case can also have a bearing on your court-imposed penalties.
  • You will receive a 10-day temporary license from your arresting officer. During this time you can request a hearing to challenge your suspension. If you do not, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will automatically be suspended for one year. You can request a temporary license after 30 days. This will allow you do drive provided you have an ignition interlock installed.

Georgia DUI Judicial Penalties

Situation
Fine
Possible jail time
License suspension
1st Offense$300 - $1,000Up to 1 yearUp to 1 year
2nd Offense$600 - 1,2103 days - 1 year18 months
3rd Offense$1,000120 days - 1 year5 years
4th and subsequent
offenses
$5,2101 to 5 years5 years
  • Additional penalties apply for offenders under the age of 21

➨ Steps to Regaining Your License in Georgia

Additional Resources

Georgia’s Impaired Driving Laws And Penalties
License Suspensions and Revocations