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. 

DUI in Oklahoma Makes National Headlines

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

A woman in Oklahoma was arrested this past week on what would be the following charges here in Georgia: DUI in Georgia Open Container in Georgia Hit and Run in Georgia There are also some minor traffic violations that she has been accused of committing. Her arrest made national headlines ...

Stopping at Stop Signs - A DUI Related Offense

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

When officers pull over a driver suspected of DUI, it is often for a reason other than just a "gut feeling" the driver may be intoxicated. Instead, officers wait until the driver commits one or more traffic offenses, even very minor ones, before initiating a traffic stop. If you or someone you c...

Why Do Prior Georgia DUI Convictions Matter?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, one of the first things I ask a client who has been charged with DUI in Georgia is whether or not he or she has ever been convicted of DUI before. I ask this because Georgia Law does not favor those with prior DUI convictions. Even if the prior DUI charge was reduced to ...

Roswell Cops Report Numerous Super Speeders on GA 400

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

Two motorists on GA 400 were clocked in by a Roswell Police Officer driving at speeds over 100 MPH. One of the drivers was in a vehicle while the other was allegedly an unlicensed motorcycle rider. Both of these drivers would be considered “Super Speeders” in Georgia. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I ...

Fleeing Man Shot and Killed By Atlanta Police Officer

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

An unidentified Georgia man was shot by an Atlanta Police Officer after allegedly fleeing the scene after the officer attempted to flag him down. According to reports, a gunfight occurred outside a strip club in SW Atlanta. Officers were called to the scene. The unidentified man fled the scene wh...

Georgia Driver Suspected of DUI Kills 3-Year-Old

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

One child is now dead and another remains in serious condition after a motor vehicle crash that occurred in North Georgia on Saturday, March 23. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on I-85 in Banks County, Georgia, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Two vehicles were stopped on I-85 because ...

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