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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. 

Multiple Reports of Police Gear Stolen in Cobb County

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

Two different reports of car break-ins over the past two weeks have involved the stealing of Cobb County police gear. Both incidents involved the personal cars of two cops for Cobb.  According to the reports, the items stolen include a ballistic helmet, a gas mask, a pistol, another type of helm...

Can I Get Into a Pretrial Diversion Program in Georgia?

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, many of my clients have been arrested for DUI in Georgia. Sometimes, clients would like to know if there is an alternative to jail time or license suspension.  There are such alternative sentences in Georgia. One of these alternatives is known as Pretrial Diversion in Ge...

Possible Charges the Day After Fatal Crash in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 17-year-old may be facing charges after a crash in Cherokee County that resulted in the death of another teenager and the serious injury of three others. All of the teenagers were students at Creekview High School.  Right now, investigators are looking into the cause of the accident which incl...

Road Rage Quickly Evolves into a Shooting in Georgia

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

Authorities in Coweta County believe after investigating the scene of a shooting in a shopping center in Newnan that the shooting might have been instigated by an incident of road rage.  According to reports, the road rage was believed to be between the occupants of two different vehicles. Two d...

A Focus on Distracted Driving and DUI in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I receive many calls concerning DUI and other traffic violations in Georgia. A common traffic violation I see quite a lot is texting while driving in Georgia. Most Georgians are unaware of how serious the charge is.  In today's post I will outline the offense of texting ...

Georgia Mother of Two Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lauren Wilder, of Kingsland, Georgia, was arrested on November 15, 2018, after a suspected DUI turned into an attack. Wilder, a mother of two young children, crashed a white Honda sedan into a ditch at the corner of Woodhaven Drive and Windtree Lane. Her two children, ages 5 and 3, were in the ca...

Georgia Mother Charged With Causing Crash Into Train

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

Doreen Carter of Fulton County is facing charges of vehicular homicide. Authorities are accusing her of causing a crash involving her vehicle and a train. The crash resulted in the deaths of her sister, her teenage daughter, and another teenager. According to reports, her vehicle collided with a ...

Woman Charged with Fatal Accident on Georgia I-75

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

An alleged drunk driver's parked vehicle on I-75 led to a chain reaction of vehicular accidents on Sunday night. One person has been reported as dying from the accident and two others are seriously injured.  The stopped driver was an elderly woman who was allegedly parked in the far right lane o...

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