Welcome to the Georgia DUI Information Blog

"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. 

Clayton County Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reports out of Clayton County this morning show that a man was killed after getting hit by a car after walking outside of a crosswalk across a local road. According to these reports, the driver remained at the scene. However, it is unclear as of right now whether or not the driver will face any ...

Man Punches Police Officer in Gwinnett County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Gwinnett County, a Florida man was wrongly accused and arrested for shoplifting at a local Walmart. Security at the Walmart were attempting to help police detain a suspect for shoplifting. They flagged the wrong man however. When the wrong man walked out of the Walmar...

Georgia County Commissioner Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Spalding County, a local county commissioner's DUI arrest has made the local news in Georgia. Reports show that police were brought to the scene when he blew out a tire. This led to a DUI investigation. The reality is that even though he has been accused of DUI does no...

Another Alleged DUI Driver Causes Fatal Accident

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Another report of a DUI related death has been reported - this time out of the City of Atlanta. According to reports, a fatal crash occurred just after 2:00 am on Friday. Police arrived on scene to the body of a woman in the road. The alleged driver who hit the woman with his vehicle left the sc...

Roswell Woman Stabs a Person in the Face

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police in Roswell are searching for a woman who has been accused of stabbing a person in the face this past July. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of this woman. In today's post and as a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the crime of aggravated assault as it is defined by G...

Driver Convicted of DUI Drugs After Fatal Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Forsyth County, a man has pleaded guilty and thusly convicted of: DUI Drugs in Georgia Serious Injury by Vehicle Vehicular Homicide in Georgia Reckless Driving in Georgia There were also more minor traffic violations, but in today's post, I will outline DUI ...

Cherokee County School Bus is Victim of Hit and Run

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

A hit and run crash is being investigated by officers in Cherokee County. According to reports a driver crashed into a school bus head-on. Then the driver allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran away from the scene on foot. No one was reported as injured fortunately. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I...

Florida Driver’s DUI Arrest Makes National Headlines

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Florida, a driver called 911 to report another driver after seeing her sipping an alcoholic beverage and swerving on the road. Police reported that she was driving much slower than the flow of traffic. When they pulled her over they described her as looking disheveled...

Four Dead After Georgia Police Chase

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Butts County, four people have been reported dead after a serious crash. The Georgia State Patrol is spearheading the investigation on this case. Reports show that the crash happened around 5:30 pm today. There were three people in a vehicle attempting to flee authori...

Georgia Man Accused of DUI with Kids in the Car

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Johns Creek, a man has been arrested for DUI in Georgia with both of his children riding in the backseat of his vehicle. He was pulled over after police received a car about a suspicious vehicle. Officers reported that they immediately suspected that the driver was un...

How Reliable are Georgia Field Sobriety Tests?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many times when I speak with clients about their arrests for DUI in Georgia, they explain to me how the investigating officer asked them to submit to field sobriety tests. Nine times out of ten, an officer will ask for field sobriety tests if he or she suspects a driver of driving under the influ...

Another Officer Arrested in Georgia for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Another Georgia police officer has been recently arrested for DUI according to reports. An officer for Columbia County has been fired after he was pulled over for driving erratically and subsequently investigated for DUI. The investigation resulted in the seizure of different prescription narcot...

Georgia Driver Ran Off the Road

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man has been seriously injured and hospitalized as a result of being run off the road by another driver. According to reports, a driver was run off the side of Ga. 316. The victim stated that  he saw headlights in his rear-view mirror and figured that the driver was just going to pass his car....

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