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Thanksgiving and DUI: What to Consider

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Thanksgiving holiday weekend approaches, so too do a significantly higher number of drivers on Georgia's roadways. Increased traffic is always more likely to increase the risk of an accident, but the holiday also increases the risk for arrests due to drunk or intoxicated driving. During t...

All About Field Sobriety Tests in Fulton County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Field sobriety tests are standardized procedures through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that attempt to determine if a person is intoxicated while driving. While these tests are standardized, they are far from 100% accurate. In fact, many drivers "fail" these tests whe...

Disorderly Conduct: A Common Addition to Your DUI Charge

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, there are a number of different charges which commonly get charged alongside DUI. One of the most common is the charge of disorderly conduct. When a driver is intoxicated, he or she often makes poor conduct choices, and with Georgia's broad definitions the law covers a great many situ...

What is Georgia's Implied Consent Warning?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, when you get your license from the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), along with your privilege to drive comes specific requirements, many of which no one will ever tell you about. Just because you are unaware of a law, does not mean that you will not be expected to follow i...

Cocaine DUI in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alcohol is not the only intoxicating substance which can result in a Georgia DUI. Cocaine, an illegal drug, can seriously affect a driver's perception, reaction time, and ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. If you were pulled over by Georgia law enforcement while driving under the influenc...

DUI from Marijuana: How it Can Effect You

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, you can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana, subjecting you to criminal penalties. Law enforcement officers are always on the lookout for impaired drivers, and if an officer smells the distinct odor of marijuana, you are more than likely to be arrested and c...

Man Arrested for Mowing While Drunk

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 46-year-old man was arrested in Franklin, Indiana for mowing his neighbors' lawn without their permission while drunk. Barry Ridge was arrested while driving down the road on his red lawnmower and blew 0.189 on the breathalyzer test. This was not the first time he had been arrested for DUI whil...

What Will A DUI Mean For My Immigration Status?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Any criminal charge may adversely affect immigration status in the United States. Although immigrating itself is by no means easy, a DUI arrest and possible conviction stand to complicate this already difficult process. During an arrest, the suspect (regardless of citizenship status) will have hi...

0.05 BAC Limit Resurfaces In Conversations on DUI Reform

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a report this month containing various recommendations for policy changes in the sphere of drunk driving. Topping this list was the suggestion to lower the legal limit from .08 to .05. This is nothing new. A potential shift to a...

ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Wrongful DUI Arrests

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When a law enforcement officer pulls someone over on suspicion of operating their vehicle while under the influence of marijuana in Georgia, you would expect that the officer will only arrest the driver if they have more than a hunch that the driver is too high to be behind the wheel. However, a ...

Tiger Woods Reaches Plea Agreement After DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tiger Woods recently made the news, but unfortunately, it was not for his golf game. Woods was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he was found sleeping behind the wheel earlier this summer. Woods was in Jupiter, Florida at the time of the incident. According to CBS, in th...

City's Alleged DUI Quota Target of Lawsuit

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The city of Tampa stands to pay a settlement of $65,000 to an eminent activist of Cuba-US relations, Albert A. Fox Jr., better known as Al Fox. At the heart of the suit is a questionable 2013 DUI charge which was later dropped. Fox, who was strip searched twice and held in custody for 12 hours, w...

Mailman Arrested for DUI, Cocaine Possession On The Job

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Gainesville, Georgia mailman found himself suddenly embroiled in criminal charges during an otherwise normal day on the job. The case of 50-year-old Edward Dickson Gay of Flowery Branch, Georgia offers a lesson in obeying traffic laws after a routine traffic stop resulted in his arrest. A deput...

Daughter Calls 911 On Father During DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Authorities have released the audio from a 9-year-old's frantic 911 call, made while her father drove drunk with her and her younger sister in the vehicle. "Hello, is this 911? ... The only person that's here is my dad and he's drunk. My dad is drunk… Help me, please help me!” The call lasted 17 ...

One Reason Why A Criminal Case May Take Years

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cases take time, be they civil or criminal. There a number of reasons for this, including, an overworked court system, delays in obtaining discovery, or sometimes, a case can take a considerable amount of time because an issue was raised that was so essential to the case that it needed to be deci...

Should The Legal BAC Limit Be Lower?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the years laws change and evolve. These changes occur for a variety of reasons such as when new information is discovered or the law has become outdated. Recently the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has proposed changing one of the laws concerning drink and driving. In February, ...

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