Don’t drink and drive is an often preached maxim, but one all too often ignored despite the severe penalties that can be imposed. While Georgia’s driving under the influence (DUI) laws appear relatively simple on the basic level–get caught behind the wheel after drinking too much and you will lose your license and be subject to various other penalties and sanctions–the DUI laws are in many ways quite complex and can be difficult to navigate. This holds especially true for drivers under the age of 21 who are charged with DUI, as Georgia and many other states have zero tolerance for drivers younger than age 21 who drive while impaired by alcohol or other substances.
Kathryn Boortz has a passion for working with youth and their families. She is the founder of Boortz Law, a law firm that focuses on juvenile defense.