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Update on Amanda Davis Arrest in Atlanta GA

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 14, 2012 | 5 Comments

It has been reported in the Atlanta media, including the television news and the AJC, that there was a head-on collision involved in her case.

When a person is involved in a car accident involving a DUI, it is many times assumed that the DUI Driver is at fault in the accident.

This assumption is not always fair.  I do not know the specific facts involved in her case and do not represent her.  However, I have watched multiple news reports accusing her of being at fault in the accident.

While it is certainly possible she is at fault, that should not be assumed.  There will be an accident reconstruction that will shed light onto the fault of the accident.

Many times the other driver is a fault, even in situations where someone else is charged with DUI.  Being a DUI Driver in Atlanta GA does not mean you are necessarily responsible for an accident, yet that is many times assumed.

At our office, we never assume guilty in any matter.  Our Atlanta DUI Attorneys are trained to look past initial reports and look into the actual facts of a case.  An arrest for DUI in Atlanta does not mean you are guilty.

This does not mean we don't take the offense of DUI seriously.  Of course we do.  We just don't assume that every time the State charges someone with a crime that they are automatically guilty.

The State must prove their case beyond all reasonable doubt, and people are presumed innocent until such time that State proves their case with proper and admissible evidence.

If you have been charged with DUI in Atlanta Georgia, call an experienced Atlanta DUI Attorney today.  Richard Lawson has been a DUI Attorney in Atlanta for almost 20 years and is a Former DUI Prosecutor.  He is available 24/7 to help.

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Kevin Trombold DUI Defense Attorney Reply

Posted Nov 15, 2012 at 06:02:14

Richard, You speak the truth! I can’t tell you how many people I’ve represented who were not at fault in an accident but because they had a breath test result over the legal limit the prosecutor and judge have assumed that the accident was my guy’s fault.

“Yes, it was a collision at an intersection but my guy had the right-of-way!” Our job becomes more complicated when the assumption is made that our clients could avoid the accident if they hadn’t been drinking. We have to deconstruct the machine result and now the accident!

The good news is that since the police are focused on our guy they often fail to execute a proper accident reconstruction.

Thanks for the interesting blog piece.

Kevin Trombold

geneva clark Reply

Posted Nov 19, 2012 at 18:47:24

Amanda Davis alleged was driving in the wrong direction, So, it is not an assumption that she is guilty

Richard Lawson Reply

Posted Nov 19, 2012 at 18:54:07

I appreciate your response but respectfully disagree. I have turned the wrong way down a street in Atlanta completely sober. One way streets are confusing. Amanda David may in fact be guilty. However, to assume guilty before somehow has their day in court is not the American way. We don’t assume the guilt of the accused in the United States. She can enter a plea of not guilty and make the State prove her guilt, or she can accept a plea bargain. If she pleads guilty or is found guilty, I will then act under the assumption she in fact is guilty. Otherwise, I will respectfully watch the process like everyone else. Thank you for commenting on my post and reading it. I appreciate it.

Ginger Howard Reply

Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 17:48:42

I live in Atlanta and I have also turned down a one way street the wrong way on more than one occasion when I was 100% sober! Especially at night when it is dark and there are few other vehicles on the road making it hard to go with the flow. Atlanta roads are confusing and the signs are terrible!

Richard Lawson Reply

Posted Nov 25, 2012 at 17:55:01

Anyone can go the wrong way down a street. I did it once heading to a game at Phillips Arena.

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