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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. 

DUI Suspect Flees from Fatal Accident in DeKalb County

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Benjamin Harris Rollins has been charged with DUI, vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended license, and hit-and-run after an accident last Friday. Rollins was driving home from Moon Shadow Tavern in Tucker when he hit another car head-on. One person died at the scene while another passenger ...

Obstruction During Your Georgia DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

When an officer in Georgia has a legitimate and valid reason for pulling you over, stopping you, or questioning you - you cannot flee or hinder the investigation. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I often explain that most Georgia DUI arrests begin with routine traffic stops for a traffic offense. The ha...

What is a Georgia ALS Hearing?

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whenever I get a call from someone who is facing their first DUI in Georgia, I take the time to explain the Georgia DUI Process because it is not only complicated but very overwhelming. In fact, most Georgians are unaware that there are two different court hearings. These court hearings include ...

What is a DUI Drugs Charge in Georgia?

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

When most people think about DUI in Georgia, they think of alcohol. Most people are unaware that you can actually get a charge of DUI Drugs in Georgia if driving unsafely under the influence of drugs - either prescription or illegal. What is DUI Drugs in Georgia? Georgia law defines DUI Drugs a...

Georgia DUI Schools - How They Affect You

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, you are required to attend DUI school as part of your sentence. DUI school is more formally known as a Risk Reduction Program, and knowing your requirements is a part of moving forward after a DUI arrest. An experienced Georgia...

Can I Get a DUI the Morning After?

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The short answer is “yes.” You can get a DUI the next morning. Many people believe they can sober up the morning after and that they are not in danger of receiving a DUI. While some people can go out drinking the night before and are fine the next day, that is not always the case. Some people co...

Georgia DUI: Challenging the Implied Consent Notice

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The results from Georgia DUI Breath and Blood Tests are usually one of the main forms of evidence that the state of Georgia has against you in a DUI case.  Most people do not know that the officers must read a Georgia Implied Consent Notice before administering these tests.  There are different...

Analysis of DUI Sobriety Checkpoints in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, it's important for me to write about the leading causes of DUI in Georgia. There are many related offenses toDUI in Georgia including: Failure to Maintain Lane in Georgia Following too Closely in Georgia Illegal U-Turns in Georgia These are just a few examples whi...

Deep Dive into Georgia DUI Less Safe Law 

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

I write about Georgia DUI Laws often because they are complicated, and I believe that Georgians should know what the laws are in their state.  As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I know that there is a lot of misinformation spread around about DUI in Georgia. One of the most common misconceptions about dri...

The Many Consequences of DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's no secret that there are many undesirable consequences of being convicted of a DUI. The financial, emotional, and psychological costs start accumulating from the moment you are pulled over by a police officer, and they certainly don't end there. A DUI charge occurs when a person is accused o...

Georgia’s Distracted Driving Law

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Governor Nathan Deal has officially signed the hands-free distracted driving proposal into law. All of us have witnessed people driving recklessly because of the use of their cell phones. That is why Governor Deal signed the legislation. Governor Deal signed the law in Statesboro with the familie...

Five Most Common Ways to Challenge a Georgia DUI Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Georgia DUI Laws are complex, and as I mentioned in yesterdays post - definitely not for the general practitioner. If you have been arrested for DUI in Georgia, you need a Georgia DUI Lawyer who is well-experienced and knows how to apply Georgia DUI Defenses to your case.   The absolute worst t...

Top Qualities of a Top Rated DUI Lawyer in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Following a DUI arrest in Georgia, a person typically ends up inundated with solicitations from different DUI lawyers. This can be extremely overwhelming. Choosing the right team to work with your case can be tough.  Thats why Ive chosen to post the top qualities of a top-rated Georgia DUI Law...

Disorderly Conduct is Apart of My DUI Arrest in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

As Ive written about in other posts, DUI arrests commonly involve multiple offenses. In fact, many cases involve DUI and Disorderly Conduct charges.  Disorderly Conduct in Georgia The Georgia Code outlines the different ways that a person can commit the offense of disorderly conduct in Georgia...

Too Drunk to Consent in Georgia DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Drivers in Georgia are required to submit to a chemical test if they are suspected of driving while under the influence, but you can refuse to submit to it. Sometimes, though, maybe you were just too intoxicated to refuse even though -- but for that intoxication -- you would have refused. There h...

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