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 Causing Fatal Crash in Locust Grove

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

Locust Grove, Ga. - Georgia State Troopers have reported that a woman was killed in a crash caused by a driver who is now facing several serious charges. According to reports, the driver was allegedly driving over 100 MPH on Interstate 85. Troopers attempted to pull him over, but he then attem...

Stolen U-Haul Driver Finally Arrested in Smyrna

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Smyrna, Ga. - A man that has been wanted by several local law enforcement agencies has been arrested this past week for an incident that occurred last month. The  suspect has been accused of stealing a U-Haul truck in Smyrna, driving the truck to Sandy Springs, and hitting an officer's patrol c...

Atlanta Police Search for Fatal Hit and Run Suspect

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Officers with the Atlanta Police Department are still searching for a man that has been accused of hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle within the City of Atlanta. Several fatal hit and runs have been reported over this past summer. In some cases, the suspects have been detaine...

Serious Crash Blocks Interstate Near Ball Ground

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ball Ground, Ga. - A serious crash blocked Interstate 575 in Cherokee County for three hours this morning. One individual was killed and two others were seriously injured. Witnesses to the accident stated that one of the vehicles was traveling erratically just before it lost control. This led ...

Marietta Authorities Searching for Vehicle and Driver

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marietta, Ga.  - A driver has been accused of hitting and killing a construction worker this past weekend on Interstate 75 in Cobb County. Police have stated that the alleged vehicle is a black Volkswagen Golf GTI. They stated that the vehicle is missing a side mirror on the passenger side and...

Over 450 Racing Arrests Made in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Officers with the Atlanta Police Department have reported making over 450 racing-related arrests within the City of Atlanta since February. The APD has also reported that it is reiterating its efforts in the fight against street racing. Deputy Chief Mike O'Connor stated that “Th...

Serious Fatal Crash Reported in Woodstock

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

Woodstock, Ga. - Authorities with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported a serious crash in Woodstock earlier this morning. According to reports, a single-car accident occurred on Interstate 75 just south of the Georgia 92 exit. For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway. The veh...

Clayton County Chase Results in Gunfire

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Clayton County, Ga. - Clayton County authorities arrested two men that allegedly led police on a chase through the county on I-675. The chase began when the vehicle was clocked traveling 108 MPH. The driver refused to stop when officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The passenger of th...

Shoplifting in Peachtree City Leads to Police Chase

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Peachtree City, Ga. - A police chase in Peachtree City resulted in three arrests. What prompted the police chase was a shoplifting incident at the Avenue Peachtree City. Employees of a retail store called police Thursday afternoon. According to reports, three individuals came into the store, s...

Close Look at BUI This Labor Day Weekend

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

Atlanta, Ga. - Looking forward to this holiday weekend, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, there are a few reminders I would like to throw out there. Many who live in the Metro Atlanta Area will be spending this Labor Day Weekend out on any one of the numerous waterways in the state of Georgia. And as m...

Road Rage Shooting Reported in Stone Mountain

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stone Mountain, Ga. - Another road rage incident has been reported in Georgia this week. According to authorities out of Stone Mountain, a man was shot in the face while driving to Stone Mountain Park to hike with his wife. Fortunately the man is now stable, however, officers remain on the looko...

Road Rage Leads to Gun Violence in Alpharetta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alpharetta, Ga. - According to reports out of Alpharetta, a months long investigation has finally led to an arrest. The suspect involved in a road rage incident that led to the threatening of a mother and her young son has been arrested and has been transported to Fulton County Jail. The incid...

Car Crash in Riverdale Results in Car Theft

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Riverdale, Ga. - A driver has been arrested for the theft of a vehicle after a very peculiar chain of events. According to Clayton County authorities, the suspect was involved in a car wreck at the intersection of Highway 85 and Garden Walk Boulevard in Riverdale early in the evening on Friday...

Police Chase in Smyrna Results in Gunfire

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Smyrna, Ga. - Last Monday, police officers in Smyrna were involved in a vehicular chase. It all started when a U-Haul pickup was reported as stolen just outside the city limits. Officers spotted the vehicle and attempted to detain the vehicle. Eventually, the U-Haul ended up striking one of th...

Fatal Crash with Motorcyclist Reported in Canton

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Canton, Ga. - A young man has died this week after being hit in a T-bone crash in Cherokee County. The collision took place last weekend. Witnesses to the collision reported that the man was traveling at a very high rate of speed on Alabama Road. He collided with a vehicle that was making a le...

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