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. 

What is the legal limit in Georgia?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Clients are usually shocked to learn that in Georgia, like most states, we do not have a “legal limit” insofar as blood alcohol level is concerned.  The police can charge a person with DUI even though their B.A.C. is below .08.  Below are some examples of how a person can be accused of a DUI whil...

The Inequity of the ALS Process in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, I had an ALS hearing in Marietta on a case involving a refusal to submit to a breath test, along with a blood test that was the result of a warrant.  The result is the unusual situation where a person is accused of refusing to submit to test why there is an actual test.  A review of t...

Passenger Van Crash in Suwanee Results in 6 Fatalities

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Suwanee, Ga. – A horrible crash has made headlines this past weekend when a passenger van crashed and six people died as a result. Police have now charged the driver of the van with six counts of first-degree vehicular homicide after holding her responsible. According to officers, the woman wa...

Fleeing Suspect Causes Wreck in Atlanta

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

Atlanta, Ga. – A driver was killed after his vehicle was hit by another vehicle who was allegedly fleeing a traffic stop earlier today. According to reports, the person fleeing the traffic stop reached high speeds in an attempt to get away from police. Georgia State Patrol Troopers were in pur...

Three Men Arrested in Cumming After Fleeing Police

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cumming, Ga. – Three men have been arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through Cumming. The pursuit involved the three men and several Forsyth County deputies. A 911 call is what led to the pursuit. The chase ended on Buford Dam Road. The driver is facing several charges inclu...

Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Crash in Alpharetta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Alpharetta, Ga. – A horrifying crash involving a wrong way driver was reported off of Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta this past week. Officer reported that two major injuries were reported as well as a fatality. The causes of the accident are unclear. However, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will...

Local Police Officer Arrested for DUI in Canton

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Canton, Ga. – An Atlanta Police Department Officer was arrested for DUI in Georgia this past week. Not many details have been released regarding his arrest. However, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I wanted to use this news story as an opportunity to focus on the law behind driving under the influenc...

Accident in Forest Park Results in Serious Injuries

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

Forest Park, Ga. – According to reports out of Forest Park in Clayton County, two people are in life-threatening condition after a serious crash with a tractor-trailer on Old Dixie Road. Not many details have been released by officers and investigators. However, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I want...

UGA Student Dies in Hit and Run Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Athens, Ga. – A woman has been arrested in a hit and run case that resulted in the death of a UGA student in Athens that occurred a week ago. According to reports, the student was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Athens Perimeter and Chase Street. The woman that has been connected to...

Decatur Man Hit and Killed by Two Vehicles

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

Decatur, Ga. – A currently unidentified man was hit by two vehicles this morning. He was allegedly attempting to cross the street on Flat Shoals Parkway near Columbia Drive. The man died at the scene. Officers are still investigating the incident. As of right now, neither driver has been charg...

Peachtree City Police Investigating Fatal Car Wreck

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

Peachtree City, Ga. – Police officers with the Peachtree City Police Department are still investigating a crash that resulted in two fatalities. According to reports, a teenager was driving his car with another teenage passenger when it appears as though he swerved into oncoming traffic. Both ...

Serious Injuries Reported After Marietta Wreck on I-75

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Marietta, Ga. – According to reports out of Marietta, three people were seriously injured in a four-vehicle collision that happened on Interstate 75 on Monday evening. The collision shut down the interstate for over two hours causing severe delays. The chain-reaction wreck occurred when a spri...

Fatal Wreck Reported on I-285 in Atlanta

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

Atlanta, Ga. – According to reports from the Georgia Department of Public Safety's Public Information Office, a serious and fatal accident occurred earlier this month. A tractor trailer was stopped for traffic in the left lane on I-285 N. There was a truck following behind the tractor trailer ...

Rapper Shot and Killed on I-85 in Duluth

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

Duluth, Ga. – The NBA All-Star Weekend brought a lot of guests and visitors to the Metro Atlanta area. It also resulted in a lot of criminal offenses and arrests. One of the more serious crimes reported was the shooting of a rapper known as Chucky Trill. He was driving on Interstate 85 in Dulu...

Fatal Accident Reported in Sandy Springs

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Sandy Springs, Ga. – A serious accident was followed by another serious accident when a driver involved in the first incident got out of his vehicle on Georgia 400. According to officers, the man was struck and killed by another driver passing by the first accident. Police reported that the ma...

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...

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