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"Your resource for Georgia DUI News and Information"

The laws on DUIs are ever-changing and each year, thousands of DUI cases are taken up on appeal across the nation.  Many of these result in written opinions by judges that then become law.  In addition, each new DUI or traffic-related offense in the news has the potential to cause changes in the law.  These changes are the result of public reaction to serious car accidents and deaths on the roadways of the United States.

That is why Richard Lawson has developed this website; to provide you with 24-hour access to the latest updates on DUI laws and DUI related news. Our goal is to inform our clients and the general public about the latest news and legal decisions.  Accordingly, we update our blog and the entire website daily. All of our articles are written by the Georgia DUI Lawyers that work for our firm or affiliates.

For instance, there has been a flurry of legal activity over the legality of roadblocks, in Georgia and across the nation.  Seen as a minor intrusion by some courts and an unnecessary infringement upon Fourth Amendment rights by others, the matter seems far from settled. Roadblocks must be established in accordance with the United States and Georgia Constitutions.  The police cannot simply have a roadblock any place or any time they want.

There also has been a rash of injuries and deaths on our roadways.  The death or injury of any motorist is a tragedy, and as a result; our legislature reacts to the carnage on the road with new laws designed to curb accidents.  That is why our laws change every year.

Another recent change in the law regards the 'Boating Under the Influence' legislation in the State.  The Boating code was completely overhauled in 2013; attorneys who do not regularly practice DUI law might be unaware of the new changes to the law.

Knowledge is power, and this blog is designed to help you take the most updated information on your defense. It is our goal for you to use the wealth of information on this site; including the Georgia Information Blog, Resources, and Practice Areas pages to help you decide the best course of action in your DUI case. 

Can Police Perform Blood Draws on DUI Suspects?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

During a suspected DUI, law enforcement typically uses a breath test to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of the driver. However, a chemical test, such as a blood test, can also be used to determine the BAC. If an officer requests that a driver submits to a blood test and the driver gives...

School Bus Driver Faces 45 Counts of DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported in the AJC, a Valdosta school bus driver was charged with a DUI while having forty-four students on board.  As a result, the police will charge her with forty-four counts of DUI Child Endangerment. What the article does not explain are the two interesting legal issues that will have ...

Why You Should Take Advice When Calling a Lawyer

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

At least once daily someone calls my office to affirm their incorrect understanding of the law. It used to surprise me that someone would call to argue with me. Many people think they can handle their case without legal help, and most of the time they are wrong. If you do not need an attorney, I...

DUI Myths in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are many misconceptions concerning DUIs. We will address some of these today, but if you have any other questions about DUI Law in Georgia, please contact our offices today. The Law Office of Richard Lawson and his team of Georgia DUI Attorneys have over 21 years of experience and are here ...

Understanding Peach Pass Driving Lanes in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have driven down I-85 or I-75, have probably noticed that the far-left lane is only for Peach Pass users. The first express lanes opened in 2011 on I-85, and I-75 has also opened some toll lanes this year. Many motorists have questions about these new express lanes and whether or not they ...

How Long Does It Take To Resolve A DUI Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is no rule of thumb to go by when projecting the length of time needed to resolve a DUI case. There is a multitude of factors that can affect the duration of a case. Some cases are resolved quite quickly, while other extreme, outlier cases can take several years. To name a handful of the fa...

Information about DUI School in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a DUI conviction, many people are ordered to take a Driving Under the Influence Risk Reduction Course. It is also known as DUI School. The State of Georgia regulates these schools, and the price and curriculum are set by the State. It can be overwhelming to try and find out all the informat...

Multiple DUI Convictions in Different States

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Clinton Todd Sproles added yet another charge to his robust record on Saturday, February 25th. Police in Butte Montana arrested Sproles, 54, at approximately 11 pm on suspicion of drunk driving on Front Street. According to Sproles' own admission, he had been arrested for DUI many times before. I...

Can a Georgia DUI Lawyer Predict the Outcome of a Case?

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

The short answer is that a Georgia DUI Lawyer cannot predict the outcome of a case until it is thoroughly investigated.   When someone calls my office, he or she are naturally concerned about what will happen to them.  Many people, in fact, cannot sleep or eat because of the anxiety they are fac...

Dealing with Anxiety When Facing Pending Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Worried. Anxious. Stressed. Upset. Insomnia. These are some of the emotions many people feel when charges are pending against them. From the moment the police put you in handcuffs, the worry begins to ensue. What is my job going to think? Will I still have a job? Will I even be able to drive to w...

What Information is Needed When Contacting a DUI Lawyer

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

When calling a Georgia DUI Lawyer, there is important information about your case that you should have readily available. For your Georgia DUI Attorney to give you the best advice, you will have to provide certain facts and details regarding your arrest. If you are calling for a family member or ...

Not Everyone that is Arrested for DUI is Guilty

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Innocent until proven guilty is what we hear on TV, right? Unfortunately, we live in a world where the stigma of being arrested for a DUI can be overwhelming. When the world is judging you before you have ever been to court, what do you do? We represent plenty of clients that are in fact guilty o...

Top Reasons for Car Accidents in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

We hear about car accidents all the time. We check for them on our way to work to see if we need to find an alternate route and we see them regularly on television. But what is the leading cause of car wrecks in Georgia?  In 2008, the Georgia Department of Transportation found there were 342,534...

Our Drug Laws Treat us Like Children

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been reported in the AJC that Georgia State Legislators have introduced legislation that will require a refill every five days for certain ADHD medications such as Ritalin ®. First, it was medications that contain Pseudoephedrine, and now it is medication for our kids. The point of these ...

Two Police Officers Charged with Crimes in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

One such incident occurred this past Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Officer Scott York was driving on his way to an accident when he drove up on the curb and struck two pedestrians and two parked cars. The officer told investigators he traveled into the center lane in an...

Tips for a DUI Free Super Bowl

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Who doesn't love the Super Bowl? Great football, Funny commercials, and best of all, amazing food! The Super Bowl is a great time to get together with friends and family and enjoy the All-American game of football, especially if you are a Falcons Fan… RISE UP!  One of the things that usually doe...

A Lawful Prescription Is Not a Defense To DUI-Drugs

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Georgia law not only criminalizes driving under the influence of alcohol, but it also criminalizes driving under the influence of drugs. O.C.G.A § 40-6-391(a) sets out six methods of proving that a person is driving under the influence (“DUI”) of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances. ...

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