DUI: Can I travel if I'm on probation?

Question: I got a DUI in Forsyth County a few nights ago. I admit I had too many drinks. I was at a craft beer tasting with friends and when that was over we opened some whiskey, rye and vodka. I was pretty drunk; although I have been far more intoxicated in college.

Anyway, I was driving home and I almost hit a police car. The Forsyth County deputy sheriff pulled me over and I took his all his tests. I did the field sobriety tests and I took a breath test. I didn't do well.

I guess the good news is that I have never been arrested for a DUI before and I wasn't in jail too long. I once had a pot charge, but that was 15 years ago and it wasn't even in Georgia. I do have a few speeding tickets from several years ago.

I know there are a bunch of punishments for the DUI and I'll do them. My problem is that I need to travel for business. I travel all around the world. In the past month I've been to Asia, Africa and Europe. Now I'm taking over the India territory for my company.

I really need to be able to travel for work. If I can't travel I could get fired. I work for a technology company and I actually work from my home near Cumming. I need to know if I can travel for business while I'm on probation for a DUI in Forsyth Country.

T.A. in Cumming

Answer: Following a plea by a client for either DUI or reckless driving, we speak with the probation officers to ensure that he or she is allowed to travel for business and personal reasons while on probation.

We have clients who travel regularly while on probation. In today's business economy, being able to travel can mean the difference between keeping one's job and becoming unemployed. We understand how important it is. Sometimes, if we believe that a probation officer will be reluctant to allow our client to travel freely, we will make our request directly to the judge.

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