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. 

Georgia Road Rage Escalates into Aggravated Assault

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A teenager was the victim of a serious road-rage incident in Gwinnett County. According to reports, the teenager captured the entire incident on his truck's dash camera. Another driver, identified as Emmitt Grubbs, allegedly ran him off of the road. Grubbs then blocked the teenager's truck in an...

Canton City Councilman Now Fighting a Georgia DUI Charge

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nick Estes, age 40, one of the Canton City Councilman, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at around 1 a.m. According to the reports of law enforcement, a city of Canton police officer pulled Estes over while he was driving along Reinhardt Colle...

When is a Georgia DUI Considered a Felony Offense?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most of the time charges for DUI in Georgia are classified as misdemeanor offenses, but in certain circumstances, DUI can be charged as a felony offense.  Any type of criminal charge can follow you for the rest of your life.  Moreover, having any type of criminal record can affect many different ...

Local City Councilman Arrested for DUI in Georgia

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

A city councilman of Canton was arrested last month according to reports. He has been accused of DUI and failure to maintain lane in Georgia. Police reported that he was stopped after allegedly weaving in and out of his lane. He was pulled over and asked to get out of the car and submit to Georg...

High Speed Police Chase Ends in Wreck in Cobb County

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Cobb County after being accused of carjacking a woman at gunpoint and leading a police chase that wound up maxing out at 110 miles per hour. The police chase ended in a crash into a tree off of South Marietta Parkway. The car was completely totaled as a res...

Georgia Councilman Arrested After Car Accident

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A city councilman from Marietta has been arrested on three counts of obstruction after a car accident last week. The councilman, Reggie Copeland, represents Ward 5 in NE Marietta. According to reports, he allegedly refused to provide identification or get out of his truck when police requested. ...

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