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. 

Driver Accused of Hitting Georgia Police Officer

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A local driver in Gwinnett County has been arrested for multiple charges. These charges include aggravated assault against a law enforcement as well as felony obstruction. The incident leading to his arrest occurred this past weekend at a local establishment on Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Authoritie...

Two Men Killed in Georgia After Fleeing U.S. Marshals

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two men were reported dead last week after a wreck in southeast Atlanta. The wreck occurred as a result of high speed chase involving United States Marshals. The federal officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant for homicide, robbery, and aggravated assault at a residence nearby. When they...

Georgia Teenager Shot by Police for Fleeing Roadblock

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A 17-year-old driver was shot this past week after he attempted to make a U-turn when he realized he was approaching a Georgia DUI Checkpoint in Clayton County. He fled the scene at a high rate of speed. At some point during the chase he came within inches of striking the deputy which was when t...

Georgia State Trooper Shot During Police Chase

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has reported that the ninth officer shooting has happen in Madison County. A suspect has been accused of shooting an officer during a police chase after he fled the scene of a traffic stop. The incident lasted multiple hours and the man brandished what officer...

Missing Lawyer Died in Crash on Georgia Interstate

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A confusing story made headlines this past December. The story of how a young attorney in Atlanta went missing and was reported deceased days later. According to reports, he was cited for driving the wrong way down I-285 before his vehicle was struck head-on by another car in Clayton County. He ...

Wrong Way Driver on Georgia Interstate

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Investigators are still investigating a crash that happened this past week. According to reports, a driver allegedly drove the wrong way down the northbound lanes of GA 400. Right now, authorities believe that alcohol or narcotics were involved in the error of direction. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer,...

Man Convicted of Smuggling Drugs into Georgia Prison

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A man local to Jackson County was sentenced this past week to some serious time in federal prison. He was convicted of sneaking large amounts of drugs and different types contraband into various state prisons in Georgia. The man pleaded guilty of possession with intent to distribute. However, as...

Inmate Attacks Georgia Officer

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

An inmate in Cobb County is now facing more charges after an alleged attack on a jailer while he was incarcerated. According to reports, the inmate attacked the jailer and is now facing charges of aggravated battery and felony obstruction. Obstruction is also known as resisting or attacking an o...

Georgia Teacher Arrested for Drug Possession

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports, a local high school teacher was arrested after being accused of bringing marijuana into Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Drug possession is a commonly related crime to the offense of DUI in Georgia. Typically a traffic violation will lead to a deeper investigation ...

Georgia Woman Crashes Head On Into School Bus

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Carroll County, a woman was killed after hitting a school bus head on with her vehicle. She came around a curve on Ga. 113 but failed to maintain her lane and crossed the center line. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will cover the offense of failure to maintain lane in the...

Suspect Still Sought in Serious Hit and Run

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Police are still looking for the suspect driver who hit a bicyclist with their vehicle before leaving the scene of the accident. The victim stated recently to news outlets, “I got hit so hard (and) was in such a daze with such extensive injuries that I didn't even realize it was Christmas.” As ...

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