From November to January, while the holiday season is in full swing, police are on high alert for reckless drivers. There are more cops patrolling the highways and more checkpoints, particularly on New Year’s Eve. We appreciate what these policemen and women do to keep our roadways safe. We also understand that people make mistakes, particularly when they’re behind the wheel. If you find yourself with a DUI arrest this December, you should call a bonding company right away to begin arranging your bail. Don’t worry about the time of day or the holiday season. We make sure to always have agents available, even during Christmas.
The state of Georgia enforces a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drinking and driving which means whether your BAC is quite high or you’ve only exceeded the limit by the tiniest amount, you’ll still receive a harsh punishment. In Georgia, a DUI conviction can remain on both your driving record and your criminal record for the rest of your life. Still, there are different limits for different situations. Know your limits, know how alcohol affects you, know the legal limits and never drive if you doubt your driving ability! The state of Georgia’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws make it illegal for drivers of all ages to operate motor vehicles if they have blood alcohol content (BAC) percentages of .08% or higher, if they’re 21 years old or older driving their personal vehicles or .02% if they’re younger than 21 years old.
If you or your loved one has recently been arrested for a DUI in Georgia and you now need to purchase a bail bond or request legal advice, you should contact one of our bondsman as soon as possible. Purchasing a bail bond is the first part of a long post-arrest process. Typical DUI penalties for a regular first offense include a suspended license, a hefty license reinstatement fee, a DUI or Drug Risk education program, community service hours and/or a limited driving permit. On top of all this, after a DUI you are easily looking at paying 3 to 5 times more then you were paying for automobile insurance. With all the license and insurance issues that arise after a DUI, paying a large sum for bail is far from ideal. A bail bond can help decrease the stress that comes with a DUI charge by saving you money… something that’s on everyone’s mind during the Christmas season. It can also save you the confusion of having to navigate the courts, jails and bail system on your own. A bondsman will work through the DUI timeline as efficiently as possible so that the arrested person can get back to spending time with his or her family.