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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 from Kombucha Tea - Is it Possible?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kombucha, a newly popular beverage touted for its apparent health benefits, may be the cause of an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia. Kombucha is a fermented drink, meaning it contains some alcohol, even in a small amount. If you were arrested for suspected DUI, and you wer...

Closer Look at Breath and Blood Tests in Georgia DUI

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

My aim in each of my posts is to focus on different aspects of Georgia DUI Laws because this area of the law is complicated, people tend to have plenty of misconceptions of DUI in Georgia.  Today I'm going to give a closer look into Georgia DUI breath and blood tests.  Bottom line - if the test...

Analysis of Georgia Felony DUI Penalties

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

I've mentioned in a few of my posts recently the risk of a Fourth DUI in Georgia - especially with crimes such as Georgia DUI Child Endangerment. In today's post, I will elaborate on the law and penalties in regard to a fourth DUI in Georgia. A fourth DUI in this state within 10 years will be cla...

What Constitutes Aggressive Driving in Georgia?

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

Aggressive driving happens on Georgia roads frequently. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I can see the offense of aggressive driving as probable cause of a DUI investigation. Examples of aggressive driving include but are not limited to: Cutting other drivers off  Speeding Offensive or inappropriate...

What Constitutes DUI Child Endangerment in Georgia?

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

Georgia DUI Child Endangerment is very different from other Georgia DUI Related Offenses. DUI Laws in Georgia are very strict. In fact, Georgia has some of the strictest DUI Laws in the country. This state is also very strict on the treatment and safety of children with good reason. Children fal...

Misunderstandings About Georgia DUI Laws

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

A Georgia DUI Lawyer understands and  knows the rules and customs of DUI Laws in Georgia. Without the guidance of a well-experienced lawyer, there are many misunderstandings about DUI. Misunderstandings and misconceptions about Georgia DUI have the potential to lead to poor decisions and consequ...

DUI Courts in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Georgia, many jurisdictions within the State offer an alternative treatment program commonly referred to as "DUI Court." Before entering into this treatment program, it is important to understand the strict rul...

The Option of an Ignition Interlock Device in Georgia

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, let me address first what an Ignition Interlock Device is. A Georgia ignition interlock device is a device installed in your vehicle to prevent you from drinking and driving. It consists of a mouthpiece and a cord that attaches to your car's ignition system. You have to b...

Most Common Georgia DUI Related Traffic Violations

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I write frequently about how the majority of the time, a Georgia DUI arrest tends to start with a basic traffic violation. A police officer has to have a reason for conducting a DUI investigation. The reality is that without a basis for a stop in your Georgia DUI Case, a...

Why Reckless Driving Over a Georgia DUI Conviction?

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I get a lot of inquiries about the benefits of getting a Reckless Driving conviction over a DUI in Georgia. In today's post, I'd like to highlight the law behind reckless driving and the penalties for conviction.  Reckless Driving in Georgia Reckless Driving in Georgia ...

Georgia Habitual Violator Designation

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

Serious charges may result from any charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia. These charges may result in consequences such as jail time, fines, and a driver's license suspension. In many cases, a driver who is charged with DUI learns from his or her experience and never drives into...

I’m a CDL Driver, and I Just Got a Georgia DUI

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

CDL stands for a Commercial Driver's License. It is a type of license that is held to a much higher standards than other classes of licenses in Georgia because it requires training and specific qualifications that are necessary by law for people to operate large vehicles and buses.  Both Georgia...

What is a Habitual Violator in Georgia?

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

A Habitual Violator in Georgia is technically a status that you gain if you have committed three major offenses within a 5 year period of time. Once declared a Habitual Violator, if nothing else happens, your license will be suspended for five years. After being suspended for at least two years, ...

Analysis of Violation of Probation in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I speak with many individuals on a daily basis who are on probation in Georgia as a result of prior DUI convictions or even other alcohol or drug related offenses. Georgia DUI Penalties are extremely harsh, and even for a First DUI in Georgia, an individual may have to de...

Another Possible Georgia Vehicular Homicide

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

Martavious Parker was fatally hit by a car while crossing Rockbridge Road in DeKalb County last night. According to reports, Parker was walking home after his shift at work when a black sedan traveling eastbound hit him, and he suffered serious injuries and died as a result. The incident was one...

Arrested for DUI and Prior Georgia DUI Convictions

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Clients tend to wonder why we ask if they have been arrested in the past, and why it matters in their current case.  Today, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I'd like to clarify why this is so important. Yes, in a perfect world, people should only be judged based on the circumstances of the case at hand....

Georgia DUI Checkpoints & How They Affect You

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) as a result of a DUI checkpoint, it is important to know not only your rights but the requirements of such a checkpoint under Georgia law. While DUI checkpoints are generally considered lawful in Georgia, if they do not meet the specific ...

Jury Trials in Georgia DUI Cases

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Movies and Television programming often give clients a slanted view of the criminal justice system. Clients assume their case will go to trial before a jury. However, the majority of DUI proceedings are settled outside of the courtroom through negotiations with the prosecutor's office. Your case ...

Most Common Georgia DUI Defenses to Fight DUI Penalties

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I try to incorporate Georgia DUI Defenses into every piece of writing that I do for this website. I think it is of the utmost importance for people to understand that they are not doomed if they are charged with a DUI in Georgia. Most people make the assumption that if t...

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