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. 

Driver Arrested for Hitting Atlanta Officer

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – According to officers with the Atlanta Police Department, a man has been arrested in DeKalb County after allegedly hitting an APD Officer on I-20 East near the Flat Shoals Road exit. The driver has been accused of striking the officer with his car and then leaving the scene of t...

Fatal Atlanta Crash Still Under Investigation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – The Atlanta Police Department recently released information concerning a multi-vehicle wreck that resulted in the serious injuries of two drivers as well as the fatality of a motorcyclist. The wreck happened earlier in the month on November 4th. The collisions occurred off of th...

Atlanta Police Arrest Organizers of Street Races

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. – Atlanta Police have recently made two major arrests related to the illegal street races that have been occurring over the last several months. Officers arrested two men during a street race near Northside Drive. It resulted in individuals throwing lit fireworks at officers. Two ...

Newnan Traffic Stop Results in Drug Charges

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. – According to reports out of Newnan, Clayton County officers pulled a vehicle over for speeding in Georgia. The traffic stop led to the officers noticing an odor of marijuana. This led to a further investigation. Officers asked for the driver to get out of the car after discoverin...

Austell Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Austell, Ga. - Cobb County officers arrested a driver who allegedly drove 77 MPH in heavy rain and caused a fatal accident. He was arrested on charges of reckless driving and vehicular homicide. The arrest warrant stated: “The vehicle lost traction on the roadway, causing the stability control...

Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Vehicle in Marietta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marietta, Ga. - A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured after allegedly walking into oncoming traffic in Marietta. Police are unsure as to why the man walked out into traffic, and the driver has been found to be not at fault. However, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, my job is to a...

Laurens County Police Chase Results in Arrest

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Laurens Co., Ga. - According to reports from the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, an inmate who escaped a state-run prison led a police chase through the county this past week. The statewide announcement about the escaped inmate led to deputies spotting him on I-16W in a stolen ambulance. The ...

Atlanta Accident Results in Fatalities

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - Police in West Atlanta reported that a driver who was in the process of leaving the scene of an accident caused another subsequent accident that resulted in the fatalities of that driver and another uninvolved party. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will focus on the crime that can ar...

I-285 Crash Leads to DUI Arrest in Dunwoody

Posted by Richard Lawson | Nov 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dunwoody, Ga. - I reported yesterday on a story where a truck driver has been arrested for DUI drugs in the state of Georgia. The arrest happened as the result of a serious accident. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will focus today's post on the correlation between DUI and accidents in Georgia. DU...

Man Arrested in Decatur for Impersonating an Officer

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Decatur, Ga. - Investigators arrested a man who has been accused of pretending to be a police officer in DeKalb County. He has been accused of wearing tactical gear, displaying a badge and carrying a gun. Officers and investigators are currently unclear where he obtained the materials. They ar...

Gainesville Police Search for Driver

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gainesville, Ga. - Police are searching for a driver who reportedly hit and killed a pedestrian on Athens Street this past weekend. After striking the pedestrian, the driver allegedly fled the scene. Police are asking the public for help. They have stated that the vehicle would have a seriousl...

Driver Arrested for DUI and Obstruction in Woodstock

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Woodstock, Ga. - A driver was arrested on DUI and obstruction charges in Woodstock this past week. A Cherokee County officer pulled the driver over after allegedly failing to maintain his lane. This led to the DUI investigation. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I frequently point out just how often mi...

Powder Springs Driver Arrested After Collision

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Powder Springs, Ga. - A driver has been arrested for charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving after he allegedly caused a collision that killed a woman and seriously injured a granddaughter. The driver was allegedly traveling at 80 MPH in a 45 MPH zone when he approached heavy traffi...

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