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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. 

Suppression Hearings: Defending Your Georgia DUI

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

A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a serious charge in Georgia, and can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts. Defending your case is incredibly important to protecting your rights and ultimately your freedoms. In certain cases, improperly obtained ...

The Most Common Ways to Challenge a DUI in Georgia

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

Most people who are arrested for DUI in Georgia make the assumption that they are immediately deemed guilty and have no other options. This is not the truth. If arrested for DUI in Georgia, your best defense starts with a Georgia DUI Attorney. Georgia DUI Laws are complicated, however, a Georgia ...

Georgia DUI and Obstruction of a Police Officer

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I have helped many clients with DUI cases that involve obstruction in Georgia.  In today's post I will focus on the criminal offense of obstruction in Georgia as it goes hand in hand with DUI in Georgia. It tends to happen because of the amount of high emotion involved w...

What is the 30 Day Letter in my Georgia DUI Case?

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I understand just how confusing Georgia DUI Laws can be to someone who is facing their first DUI in Georgia. Many times, people who have been charged with DUI in Georgia have incorrect information regarding the potential suspension of their Georgia Driver's License. Tha...

A Closer Look at Underage DUI in Georgia

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

As a Georgia DUI Attorney, I wrote a post yesterday about an unfortunate story involving a teenager charged with Georgia Underage DUI amongst other significant charges. In today's post, I will focus on what happens when someone is under the legal drinking age and is charged with a DUI in Georgia...

What are Georgia Probation Conditions?

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I have received a lot of calls lately from people with questions about their probation sentences in Georgia. A lot of times people will take the option of probation after being convicted of DUI in Georgia. After that, they don't really understand what they are facing and ...

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Resigns After DUI Arrest

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

According to reports in Spalding County, Georgia State Patrol trooper, Christopher McEntyre, stumbled into a couple's yard drunk and attempted to enter one of their cars. McEntyre, who was off duty at the time of his arrest, allegedly got his truck stuck on some nearby train tracks and wandered ...

A Closer Look at Chemical DUI Sobriety Tests in Georgia

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

Most drivers that have been investigated and arrested for DUI in Georgia believe that they are automatically guilty if they have tested over the legal limit for alcohol. This is not always the truth, and a Georgia DUI Lawyer can defend your case and work on successfully getting you the best case ...

Georgia DUI Arrest and Conviction Penalties

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

Georgia DUI Penalties are very harsh. There are penalties that come along with merely being arrested for DUI as well as being convicted of DUI. In fact, Georgia has some of the harshest laws when it comes to driving under the influence. A conviction can result in many life-altering and time-consu...

Arraignments in Georgia: What to Know

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

After your Georgia DUI arrest, you will need to attend a hearing called an "arraignment" as part of the criminal process. It is important to have an attorney present at this hearing as decisions about your bail, your plea, and your future will be made there. The arraignment is an important part ...

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