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 Killed in Fatal Accident on I-285

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A driver was killed on I-285 last weekend when a driver in the adjacent lane swerved to avoid an object in the roadway. This swerve caused a chain reaction crash which led to the fatal wreck. So far police said no charges have been filed against the driver of the Camry, but the crash remains un...

Georgia Traffic Stop Leads to Methamphetamine Bust

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Butts County, a traffic stop for failing to maintain lane led to two arrests and the seizure of over 50 pounds of methamphetamine this past Monday. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I am beyond familiar with how a simple traffic violation can turn into a full-fledged investiga...

Georgia State Trooper Cited for Causing Accident

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone can be cited for a traffic citation in the State of Georgia. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I remind my readers that no one is immune from being charged with a DUI in Georgia - this goes for other offenses too. According to reports, a Georgia state trooper will be cited in a crash that blocked ...

Georgia State Trooper Flips After High Speed Chase

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I frequently cover stories that include serious traffic offenses. This past week, a state trooper was involved in a high speed chase that resulted in the officer's cruiser flipped over. The chase went through Cherokee County on I-575. In today's post I will outline the ...

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for DUI and Trafficking Meth

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man has been convicted of driving under the influence as well as trafficking methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was convicted of crashing his car into a fence as a result of driving under the influence. He was arrested for DUI after a sobriety investigation. Then offic...

Fulton County Officer Killed in Fatal Hit and Run

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

A deputy in Fulton County was killed in a hit and run on the side of I-75 last week. The incident occurred around 5:00 am last Friday morning. It started with a wreck involving the officer but when the officer got out of his vehicle another driver struck him. The second accident ended with the o...

Four Suspects Lead High Speed Chase Through Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Four suspects are facing charges of fleeing or attempting to elude after allegedly leading a police chase through two different metro Atlanta counties this past week. One of the suspects actually jumped from the moving vehicle and is now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. As a Geor...

Georgia Police Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Holiday weeks in Georgia tend to bring a lot of drivers onto Georgia roadways - more so than what is overwhelming on a daily basis. More people on the roads means more traffic violations. Holidays also mean more drinking and unfortunately - drinking and driving. DPS commissioner stated “Reducing...

DUI Suspect Leads High Speed Chase Through Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Atlanta, a DUI suspect was clocked driving at 125 MPH on I-85 yesterday morning. This led to a high speed police chase and the arrest of the driver. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of driving under the influence in Georgia. DUI in ...

Fatal Accident in Georgia Still Under Investigation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police are still investigating a fatal accident that happened early this week in DeKalb County. The reports show that a vehicle hit a man on a motorcycle. No charges have been filed yet but the accident is still under investigation. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline a possible charge that ...

Man Walks Into Georgia Courthouse with Marijuana

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man allegedly walked into court in Gwinnett County on Thursday morning with a plastic bag of marijuana. He was also going to court to address a different marijuana charge. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, and as comical as this story is - marijuana possession charges are not to be taken lightly in th...

Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide in Gwinnett

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A driver in Gwinnett County has been arrested for allegedly causing a crash that killed a high school student earlier this month. The driver is facing charges of vehicular homicide along with other serious traffic violations. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind one of the off...

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