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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. 

What Happens if I Flee From the Police in Georgia?

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

Fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer is a very serious offense in Georgia, even if it was unintentional. When people see the flashing lights behind them, they begin to panic and their initial reaction may be flight or fight. Instead of fighting police officers, people end up running from ...

What's Considered Reckless Driving in Georgia?

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

Over the weekend I wrote a post outlining aggressive driving in Georgia. I highlighted that the more popular charge is reckless driving, and today, Id like to expand on reckless driving in Georgia.  Whats the deal with reckless driving?  Reckless driving is a related charge to DUI in Georgia....

A Closer Look at Aggressive Driving Charges in Georgia

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

Georgia is notorious for “aggressive drivers” - especially within the perimeter of Atlanta. Any driving that demonstrates selfish, risky, or unsafe behavior and displays a blatant disregard for other drivers and their safety is considered to be aggressive. If youve driven on I-85 South into the ...

Recent Georgia DUI Reveals Multiple Traffic Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man was arrested last week after crashing into a Gwinnett County Deputys patrol car. Arnoldo Escobar was allegedly texting and driving under the influence when he crossed a median on I-85 and hit the deputys car. According to reports, he admitted to texting while he was driving. Escobar is f...

A DUI While Riding A Horse?

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

Before motor vehicles became societys primary method of transportation, one of the most common ways for people to get around was using horses. Whether pulling wagons or carrying riders, horses helped people travel, work, and live their lives. Horses are still ridden, though nowadays it is more o...

Man gets one million dollar settlement from New York City after showing how being arrested for a DUI does not mean you are guilty

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

On April 19, 2015, Oliver Wiggins was hit after an NYPD officer drove through a stop sign and hit his car. Even though common sense clearly showed that the police officer was the “at-fault” driver, Wiggins was charged with driving while intoxicated. From the beginning, he claimed he had nothing t...

Recent DUI and Possible Vehicular Homicide in Georgia

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

On March 2, a man, Gino Handley, and his dog were killed after being struck by a vehicle as they were walking in Avondale Estates (DeKalb County). The driver is being charged with driving under the influence, and an ongoing investigation will show if he will be charged with the death of Handley. ...

Child Car Seat Laws in Georgia

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

48 states have laws regarding children and car seats. In the United States as a whole, more than 121,350 children were injured in motor vehicle accidents during 2014, and 663 children were killed in 2015. In Georgia, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death and injuries for children ag...

Bride Gets Arrested for DUI on the Way to her Wedding

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

A bride in Arizona was arrested this morning when she was allegedly driving under the influence. She started a three-car collision that resulted in minor injuries. Arizona law is similar to Georgia law regarding DUI. This means that just like Georgia, DUI law is prosecuted forcefully, and a DUI c...

Roadblocks and DUIs in Georgia

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

Yesterday, I wrote about how the DUI process typically starts with a routine traffic stop, which results in a DUI and some common related offenses like failure to maintain lane, following too closely, or illegal u-turns.  Now, Id like to focus on another common DUI-process starter: the Georgia D...

Georgia DUI Defenses: The Traffic Stop

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many times clients will ask me if theres even a possibility of winning their DUI case especially when they have tested above .08 with the breath test. There are many potential DUI defenses that can be used regardless of how hopeless your DUI arrest may feel. It is possible for a Georgia DUI lawy...

Self Driving Car Program Testing in Atlanta

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

In January 2018, Waymo, formerly Googles autonomous vehicle division, came to Atlanta and began mapping Atlanta roads for their self-driving car project. Waymo is not just developing the technology for self-driving cars; they have also created their own vehicles.  Governor Nathan Deal said “We ...

An Analysis of DUI Less Safe in Georgia

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

Ive gotten a lot of questions recently about what constitutes a DUI Less Safe in Georgia. Most people dont even know that there is a difference between DUI and DUI Less Safe or that there is even a DUI Less Safe law in the state of Georgia.  So, what is a DUI Less Safe? According to Georgia l...

Georgia DUI News February 2018

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

From DUIs to failing to maintain lane, there were a plethora of traffic accidents in February 2018. Some of the incidents include:  On February 1st, Michael Brooks was arrested relating to a crash that occurred on January 5th that killed east Alabama State Representative George Bandy. Police su...

Open Container and DUI in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ive been writing recently about charges that frequently accompany DUI in Georgia. One of these associated charges is the offense of Open Container in Georgia.  The Open Container charge can actually enhance punishment against you in your DUI Case. The Georgia Code defines open container as “the ...

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