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. 

Another Celebrity DUI Makes Headlines

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I regularly check the news for any national headlines regarding DUI. DUI laws are different all over the country, and I've stated many times that DUI in Georgia is one of the harshest DUI laws in the US. Recently, Tiger Woods made headlines as he was inv...

Driver Arrested Six Months After Fatal Austell Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Austell, Ga. - According to reports out of Austell, a driver has been accused of speeding and causing a rollover crash that resulted in three fatalities. After six months of investigation, Cobb County police have arrested the driver. He is facing charges of reckless driving, vehicular homicid...

Police Investigating Douglasville Wreck

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Douglasville, Ga. – A fatal crash in Douglasville is still under investigation. Investigators with Douglas County have reported that the vehicle involved left the roadway on Dallas Nebo Road. It is believed that the car left the road and crossed the centerline into the path of another vehicle. ...

Driver Causes Fatal Wreck in Buford

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Buford, Ga. – According to reports out of Gwinnett County, a driver has been accused of causing a fatal crash on Ga. 316. Last week, he was allegedly driving on the highway going eastbound near Sugarloaf Parkway. He struck a post which caused the car to roll. The accident caused the deaths of ...

Officers Led on High-speed Chase Through Sandy Springs

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sandy Springs, Ga. – Sandy Springs police officers arrested five men after they were allegedly responsible for stealing a luxury vehicle, leading a police chase, and causing a head-on collision. According to reports, officers noticed a 2012 Porsche Cayenne that had been reported stolen driving...

Jonesboro Police Search for Hit and Run Driver

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jonesboro, Ga. – An unidentified woman has been struck and killed off of Ga. 138 Friday morning. According to police, the driver who hit her with their vehicle was not at the scene when police arrived to investigate. There were two other pedestrian fatalities this past week in Clayton County. ...

Street Racing Penalties Increased in City of Roswell

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Roswell, Ga. – Another Georgia municipality has taken a stand against illegal street racing. This past week, the City of Roswell passed a law banning street racing and reckless driving contests. There have been multiples organized contests within the city. The Roswell City Council also applied...

Atlanta Police Investigate Vehicular Shooting

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – Atlanta Police are still investigating a case that happened over the weekend in order to determine the cause. A man was pronounced dead yesterday after his vehicle was shot up in the Buckhead area near Piedmont Road. According to reports, someone opened fire on his vehicle aroun...

Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run in Decatur

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Decatur, Ga. – A driver has been arrested for a deadly hit-and-run that occurred in DeKalb County last week. According to officers, a man was discovered lying in the street near North Indian Creek Drive. He was rushed to a hospital, but, unfortunately, he died two days later. Witnesses reporte...

High School Teacher Killed in Douglasville Accident

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Douglasville, Ga. – According to reports out of Douglasville, a teacher and coach at Osborne High School was killed in a vehicular accident on Georgia 92 earlier today. He was allegedly riding his Honda motorcycle when a truck with an attached trailer turned in front of him. The Georgia State Pa...

DUI Roadblocks in Georgia on New Year’s Eve

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – Holidays are times for celebration, however, with celebration comes added law enforcement and increased police presence. Charges for DUI in Georgia tend to increase over the holidays for two reasons. First, there are more police on the roadways, so more drivers are getting pulle...

DUI in Georgia Over the Holiday Season

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I find it important to explain how likely it is for increases in DUI arrests over the holiday season. Now, 2020 has been a strange year for all us. However, this does not mean that DUI arrests have gone down by any means. DUI arrest numbers have actually...

Motorcyclist Killed in Cedartown Accident

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cedartown, Ga. - A motorcyclist was killed yesterday afternoon after a collision in Cedartown. According to investigators, the motorcyclist was attempting to cross over Georgia Route 1 when he was struck by a truck traveling northbound. He was trapped underneath the vehicle, and both vehicles c...

Serial Armed Robber Arrested in Riverdale

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Riverdale, Ga. - Officers with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man this past weekend who they believe is responsible for holding up three different local businesses. He was detained at a Walmart after attempting to leave with a cart full of merchandise while armed with a re...

Forsyth Police Chase Results in Serious Police Injuries

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Forsyth, Ga. – One Georgia State Trooper and two Monroe County Deputies have been injured from a serious collision that occurred after a chase that started in Monroe County and ended in Bibb County. The chase ended in the crash and in the discovery of three kilograms of methamphetamine and a s...

Teen Driver Arrested for Atlanta Street Racing

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – Another arrest has been made in relation to street racing within the City of Atlanta. An 18-year-old driver has made local headlines for being one of the latest participants in illegal street racing. He allegedly participated in blocking the roadway on the Downtown Connector and...

Gainesville Driver Arrested in Road Rage Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gainesville, Ga. – A driver has been arrested on some very serious charges after he allegedly followed a couple from a restaurant. The driver allegedly followed the couple in their vehicle on Browns Ridge Road and pointed a firearm at them. They sped up in order to get away from him, and he th...

Forest Park Officer Struck by Patrol Car

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Forest Park, Ga. – An officer with the Forest Park Police Department is in the hospital after he was struck by a hijacked patrol car. Police responded to a call about an intoxicated person in a local neighborhood. The person was a naked and intoxicated woman who was allegedly attempting to get...

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