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The Peach State has some of the harshest penalties for jail times and administration license suspension. Offenders must spend 10 days in jail for their first conviction and 90 days in jail for their second one. Offenders also get their license suspended for 360 days, the highest of all the states.
Additionally, Georgia has mandatory prevention programs in place including child endangerment protection, sobriety checkpoints and a “no-refusal” initiative for rapid search warrants for sobriety testing.
On the other hand, DC, which placed No. 50 on the list, had more lenient penalties. There is no minimum sentence for jail time for an offender’s first and second conviction. And offenders only get their license suspended for 90 days, the third lowest of all the states.
Overall in America, repeat offenders spend an average of nearly three weeks longer in jail than first-time offenders. Also, 88 percent of states require offenders to equip their vehicles with ignition interlock devices after a DUI. Mandatory participation in alcohol-abuse assessment and/or treatment is required after a DUI conviction in 37 states.
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