Yes, the number of controlled substance DUI’s you have does affect your penalty in Georgia. The penalties for DUI offenses in Georgia increase with each subsequent conviction. For a first offense, you may face fines, license suspension, mandatory DUI education programs, and possible jail time. However, for a second or subsequent controlled substance DUI conviction, the penalties become more severe, including longer license suspension, higher fines, mandatory substance abuse treatment programs, and longer jail sentences. It is important to note that the specific penalties can vary depending on the circumstances of the case and any prior convictions.