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"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. 

Soldier’s Arrest Makes Headlines in Georgia

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

Coweta County officers arrested a solider this past weekend after he was accused of driving under the influence in Georgia. He was also accused of fleeing or attempting to elude in Georgia as he allegedly fled from the trooper who attempted to stop him. Reports show that he was allegedly driving...

Police Chase Results in Georgia Officer Shooting

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

A Georgia officer is currently recovered after being shot in the neck yesterday morning. He was chasing an alleged murder suspect. The suspect led the officer on a chase from College Park toward Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The chase stopped when the suspect exited his vehicle. The ...

DUI Suspect Crashes into Georgia Sheriff’s Vehicle

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Clayton County, an alleged DUI suspect crashed into a local sheriff's patrol car. Fortunately, according to a Facebook post, the sheriff was not seriously injured during the crash. However, the patrol car has now been taken out of commission. The suspect has remained ...

Georgia Driver Fires Shots During Road Rage Incident

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

A driver was arrested this past month after allegedly firing shorts at a car in Fulton County. The incident escalated from an apparent road rage incident. The driver has been accused of firing three shots at another driver's vehicle. Shell casings were found by officers at the scene. From there ...

Georgia Rapper Arrested After Routine Traffic Stop

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Clayton County, the Atlanta rapper, Playboi Carti, has been arrested following a traffic stop for an expired tag. Officers stopped his Lamborghini which led to further investigation of his person and his vehicle. Deputies discovered twelve bags of marijuana, three gun...

Georgia Police Still Searching for Fleeing Suspect

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

Police in Brookhaven are looking for a driver that fled from a traffic stop. It all started when police were notified of a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. One of the on-duty officers saw the car and attempted to pull it over. Instead of pulling over, however, the driver proceeded to sp...

Georgia Driver Makes Headlines After Florida Arrest

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

A report out of Florida has made headlines. According to authorities, a local Georgia woman has been arrested on charges of vehicular homicide as well as three other serious felonies. Although she is facing these charges in Florida - there are Georgia equivalents of the same offenses. She is als...

Erratic Driver on Georgia Interstate Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Several drivers reported a man “driving erratically” going southbound on I-75 this past Wednesday. The driver is now facing several different charges. The 911 calls led to police attempting to initiate a routine traffic stop. The driver then allegedly hit a patrol car which resulted in the shutd...

Burglary Suspect Leads Police Chase Down Georgia 400

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

According to reports out of Dawson County, a man has been arrested after being caught in the act of an alleged burglary which then in turn led to a high speed police chase down Georgia 400. The man is now facing thirteen total charges including fleeing the police and obstruction in Georgia. As ...

Arrest Made in Fatal Georgia Crash Last Week

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I wrote about a fatal crash that occurred last week in Cherokee County. A 25-year-old mother was killed and her 6-year-old daughter was badly injured. Deputies received a tip from a witness driver that there was a road rage incident that occurred that resulted in the cra...

Suspected DUI Driver in Georgia Facing 15 Charges

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

According to reports out of North Georgia, a driver has been arrested for fifteen different charges including DUI in Georgia. Authorities reported that the man was driving under the influence when he rear-ended the vehicle in front of his. This crash resulted in the fatality of a 2-year-old boy ...

Driver is Subject of Manhunt by Georgia Authorities

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

According to reports out of Clayton County, a manhunt is still underway after a deadly hit-and-run and grand theft auto incident occurred. Authorities claim that a suspect stole a pick-up truck and made it to I-675 after it had been reported stolen in DeKalb County. He then got into an altercati...

Investigations Continue In Deadly Georgia Crash

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

Investigations in Cherokee County continue after what appeared to be a rollover crash resulted in the death of the driver and the injury of a young girl. Deputies responded to the accident scene yesterday early in the afternoon. The incident occurred near I-575, and the vehicle was found in the w...

Local Georgia Man Killed in Suspected Hit and Run

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

According to reports out of Paulding County, a 24-year-old man was killed last week as the result of what investigators believe to be a deadly hit and run. The victim was hit and killed around 7:00 in the morning on Georgia 92. It is believed as of right now that he was walking along the road's ...

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