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Alcohol, Drugs and

Driving  

Driving Alcohol

According to the legislation of Georgia

! Driving under alcohol influence is punishable by fine - 150 Gel

! Handing the transport for driving purpose to another person who is under alcohol influence is punishable by fine 170 Gel

! Repeated violation will constitute fine in an amount of 300 Gel !

Driving Drugs   

! Driving under drug influence or handing the transport for driving purpose to another person who is under drug influence is punishable with the deprivation of driving license for 3 years

! Driving under drug influence or handing the transport for driving purpose to another person who is under drug influence by those persons using legal immunity is punishable by fine - 300 Gel

 

Police officer who maintains and keeps the traffic order, is obliged to make the perpetrator get rid from the driving where there is enough presumption that one is under the influence of alcoholic or drug and to examine the one vie Alco test device. There is no test necessary when one confirms that he is under the influence and signs the appropriate paper.

 

Non-payment of the fine from the day receiving the receipt during 30 days will constitute an obligation to an additional fine. During the next 30 days of non-payment of both will entail deprivation of driving license.

 

Police officer can require stopping the transport with a hand gesture or making the special signal. The gestures should be clear for driver and given in such time when it is safe for driver and others at the road traffic.

 

Offender has a right to know the details of the case, give an explanatory report, introduce evidences, and have a legal aid from an attorney. An attorney has right to get acquainted all the details of the case; after the permission of the client make an appeal and require to close the case file if:

The incriminated behavior does not constitute an impugned offence;
An offender is under age below 16 years old;
An offender has no legal responsibility for his/her actions;
An offender has been acting in Necessary or Extreme Defense situation;

There are other legal circumstances

 

If there is first violation and an offender is deprived the driving license one has right to get it back before legal time limit expires. During the decision the detailed personal information, family condition and other particular circumstances of the case are taken into account. It is also necessary that half of the deprivation time limit has been already expired while taking the decision of giving back the license.        

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