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How will a DUI affect my life?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is of course illegal in the United States. However, it is the most common criminal offense. That means that many people who have never been involved with the law before can find themselves worrying about what a DUI will mean for their future.

Understanding DUI manslaughter and murder charges

It is well-known that driving after having consumed alcohol is never a good idea. It is illegal and this is for good reason. Alcohol affects your response time and can encourage reckless behavior; therefore, drinking and driving endangers you and the people around you.

Georgia’s penalties are severe for first-time driving offenses

It is very common for a driver to be subject to a ticket for all sorts of traffic violations. This could be something minor like failing to indicate a turn or going over the speed limit by a couple of miles. But certain other offenses can be serious enough to threaten the lives of you and the drivers and pedestrians around you. This is why the penalties for these kinds of offenses can be quite serious.

Consequences in Georgia for driving over the limit

Many of us depend on our car to get us everywhere. So sometimes after a drink or two, or the morning after a night of heavy drinking, we can be tempted to get in the driver's seat, believing that we are competent and that we are safe. This is not only illegal, but can be a fatal mistake to make.

Car accident conviction: Involuntary manslaughter

Being involved in an accident where a person is killed is everyone's worst nightmare. No one ever wants their actions to have potentially resulted in the death of a person. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be at risk of being accused of involuntary manslaughter. This is particularly true if there is proof that you acted negligently or if you were found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.

Underage DUI and zero tolerance laws

If you are caught drunk driving and are under the age of 21, there is a different set of laws that will apply to you as opposed to drunk drivers over the age of 21. This is in part because you have broken two laws in combination -- drunk driving and underage drinking.