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. 

Georgia Driver Arrested After Death of Accident Victim

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ricky Bradford was critically injured in a crash at the end of last month. According to reports, Bradford has died, and the driver suspected of causing the wreck faces homicide and other charges in Cobb County. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline one of the most serious offenses in the stat...

Driver Seriously Injured on Local Georgia Road

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Cobb County, a moped driver was seriously injured yesterday afternoon after he was hit from behind by another driver. The incident is still under heavy investigation. As of right now, authorities have reported that Bobby Miller, the moped driver, was traveling east on...

Officer Shoots Georgia Man While He Resists Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into a domestic dispute in Paulding County that occurred last week. Tristan Payne, a 22-year-old man, has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly aimed a pistol at officers and refused to lower the weapon during a house ...

Georgia Police Chase Involving Armed Robbers

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Milledgeville, two men were arrested after robbing a local store at gunpoint and leading police on a 100 MPH chase. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I handle plenty of cases involving police chases and charges of DUI in Georgia. The two offenses tend to be charged together as...

Some Traffic Tickets Do Not Warrant Hiring an Attorney

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

 Sometimes people call the office and do not need an attorney. A perfect example happened today when a very nice 61-year old woman called about her handsfree device tickets (distracted driving) ticket. She was concerned because, for a reason I did not know, the court was requiring her to appear r...

Georgia Officer Bribes DUI Suspect

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

A Monroe County police officer has been arrested, convicted, and sentenced for bribery and violation of oath of office. Bill Miller was arrested after an incident in 2018 when he arrested a woman for DUI. He offered to reduce her charges after the arrest in exchange for sex. He has been sentence...

Georgia Driver Killed in Louisiana After Police Chase

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

According to reports out of Louisiana, a local Atlanta man was killed as the result of a police chase accident. Authorities stated that Jarvis Jones crashed his car after allegedly losing control of his vehicle and running off of Louisiana Highway 496. The car overturned. Jones was not wearing a...

Fatal Georgia Hit and Run Suspect Arrested

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of DeKalb County, the suspect accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian with his vehicle has been apprehended and arrested.  Quentin Brazell was arrested on charges of hit and run and first degree vehicular homicide. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I handle all types of serio...

Georgia College Student Victim of Hit and Run

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A West Georgia college student is in a hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run accident. Alma Beauvais has broken bones in her legs after being hit by a car on her way back to the University. According to reports, she was hit by a truck. The driver fled the scene. “I saw it when it w...

Georgia Man Killed in Head on Collision

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Marietta, a 71-year-old driver, David Miller, was killed after a head on collision with a wrecker truck on Cobb Parkway. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will review the law that encompasses vehicular homicide in today's post. This is solely to show what the driver might be...

Teenager in Georgia Hits Pedestrian in Gainesville

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Gainesville, a local teenager hit a pedestrian with his car last week. As of right now, the teenager is not facing any charges, but the investigation is still ongoing. Authorities are requesting anyone who knows anything or saw the accident to call in. As a Georgia DU...

Georgia Man Flees Police with Five Children in the Car

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

What started as a routine traffic stop for having no insurance turned into a felony police chase with five children in the car. Kevin Roberts was pulled over for having no insurance. After police discovered that there were five unrestrained children in the car, Roberts took off onto I-20. Office...

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