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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. 

Bartow County Deputy Almost Run Over by Driver

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Charles Brock, a driver in Bartow County, has been accused of trying to run over a deputy in Georgia. The initial investigation has revealed that a deputy attempted to pull Brock over for a minor traffic violation just after noon. However, Brock allegedly drove away and refused to stop. A witnes...

Man Crashes Into Funeral Procession as a Result of DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Georgia man crashed into a funeral procession and is suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs. A hearse was struck and subsequently flipped over several times when it was part of a funeral procession in metro Atlanta. Troy Hickey was the driver of the vehicle that caused the cra...

Glynn County Woman Kills Teen in DUI Hit and Run

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman from Glynn County is being charged with vehicular homicide, as well as other crimes after police discovered a dead teenager on Monday, February 4, 2019. Madisyn Culpepper, 21, is being charged in the death of 15-year-old Jacob Butts. He was a student at Glynn Academy. Police discovered h...

DUI Checkpoints and Super Bowl Weekend in Atlanta

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

Whenever there is a large event or big holiday weekend, I like to outline roadblocks or Georgia DUI Checkpoints. Checkpoints are locations where officers are stationed to check drivers for any signs of intoxication or impairment. The whole purpose is to deter drunk driving. As a Georgia DUI Law...

Georgia DUI Case Turns into a Federal DEA Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr. Ginari Price was recently arrested for driving under the influence in Fayette County. According to reports, she hit two vehicles while DUI and her infant was sitting in her lap. Reports show that Price is currently facing charges of: DUI in Georgia DUI Child Endangerment in Georgia Fleei...

Georgia Drivers Ranked 15th Worst in Country

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Online insurance comparison marketplace, QuoteWizard, does an annual Best and Worst Drivers List. The list is compiled from millions of data points collected and analyzed by the Federal Highway Administration. So where was Georgia on the list? Georgia ranked Number 15 on the List of Worst Driver...

Woman Crashes and Rolls Her Car in Suspected DUI Crash

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

Ashley Michelle Stansell, age 39, was involved in a crash after hitting a fire hydrant and a stop sign, causing her car to flip. The accident occurred on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in Marietta, Georgia on Powder Springs Street at the intersection with Griggs Street at around 12 PM that day. Stan...

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