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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. 

Man Opens Fire on Hall County Officers in Gainesville

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

Gainesville, Ga. - According to reports, the suspect who was arrested in a violent incident with police officers in Hall County is now facing more charges. Originally charged with obstruction and aggravated assault on a police officer, the man is now facing criminal attempt to commit murder an...

Body Found in Lake Lanier on Fourth of July

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

Lake Lanier, Ga. - According to reports off of Lake Lanier, the body of a man was discovered near Duckett Mill Road in Northwest Hall County. Authorities are still investigating how the man died but as of right now, they are thinking that it was a boating related accident. As a Georgia DUI Lawye...

Villa Rica Hit and Run Involves Shooting

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

Villa Rica, Ga. - Two teenagers in Villa Rica are facing serious charges after being involved in a hit and run this past week. Authorities arrested the two individuals based off of an anonymous tip identifying them. According to reports, a driver was entering the I-20 entrance ramp when anothe...

Newnan Teenager Arrested for Road Rage

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. - Police in Newnan reported the arrest of a nineteen year old driver after what was reported as an escalated road rage incident. The driver allegedly was weaving behind another vehicle and then aggressively passed the other vehicle. As the driver was passing the vehicle, he rolled ...

Teenager Leads Police Chase Through Griffin

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Griffin, Ga. - A teenager reportedly led a police chase involving Spalding County deputies this past week. According to officers, authorities from Pike County contacted Spalding police after an armed robbery was reported involving a Spalding County resident. Local police showed up to the teena...

Local Man Faces Bizarre DUI Case in Kennesaw

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

Kennesaw, Ga. - According to reports out of Cobb County, a local man is facing charges of aggravated assault and DUI in Georgia after an incident involving a two car crash. Authorities and witnesses reported that last week, the man drove past them at high speeds and allegedly “intentionally” str...

Two Drivers Charged with DUI in Newnan

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

Newnan, Ga. - Authorities in Coweta County ended up arresting a suspected drunk driver after he crashed his vehicle. But that's not the most interesting part of the accusation. A second suspected drunk driver came to pick him up and then crashed that vehicle as well. Both individuals were char...

Another North Georgia Pedestrian Hit and Run

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gainesville, Ga. - According to authorities, another pedestrian has been critically injured by a driver committing an alleged hit and run in North Georgia. This time, the offense has been reported as occurring in Hall County. Police state that the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Atlanta ...

Cumming Teenager Dies from Hit and Run

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

Cumming, Ga. - As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I covered a story over the weekend about how a thirteen-year-old boy had been struck by a vehicle while walking on the sidewalk of Kelly Mill Road with his father. The boy was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta with what were reported as life-thre...

Loganville Driver Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Loganville, Ga. - A driver in Loganville was convicted of vehicular homicide, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, and DUI in Georgia earlier this year. According to officers and prosecutors, the driver admitted to snorting prescription medication before driving and caused a head-on collisi...

Teen Injured in Hit and Run in Cumming

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cumming, Ga. - According to reports out of Forsyth County, a local thirteen-year-old is currently fighting for his life. He was hit by a vehicle that jumped up onto the curb as he was walking on the sidewalk on Kelly Mill Road. The driver has been accused of leaving the scene of the accident. ...

Most Common Misconceptions About Georgia DUI Law

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I dedicate a fair amount of time to answering questions about DUI law in the state of Georgia. I have mentioned it in prior posts, but most people are amazed to find out that Georgia has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. OCGA §40-6-391 is the statute that ...

Newnan Police Chase Results in Shots Fired

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. - Officers from both the Newnan Police Department and the Coweta County Sheriff's Department were involved in a police chase with a motorcyclist. According to reports, the motorcyclist passed officers at allegedly high speeds. This resulted in a 100+ MPH chase along Highway 34. Off...

Covington Driver Dies in Serious Crash

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

Covington, Ga. - Georgia State Troopers are still in the midst of investigating a fatal crash that happened in Newton County. The collision happened late Friday night on Flat Shoals Road. It happened as a result of two cars failing to maintain their lanes and hit each other head on. One driver...

Publicly Drunk Man Not Arrested in Lawrenceville

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lawrenceville, Ga. - Amidst all the protests and demands for police reformation, there has been an example of kindness and compassion displayed by two officers in Gwinnett County. According to them, a drunk man approached their headquarters with an alcoholic beverage in tow. The man then asked...

Serious Collision Leaves Two Injured in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Ga. - A serious rollover crash left I-20 at a standstill for around an hour and a half. According to authorities, police have accused one of the drivers of driving recklessly at a high rate of speed. This led to the vehicle sideswiping another car. The collision caused both cars to sp...

Alleged DUI Driver Killed in Newnan Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Newnan, Ga. - Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol reported that they responded to a fatal accident on Georgia 16 early Monday morning. It was a single car wreck that involved the death of the driver and the serious injury of the one passenger in the vehicle. Officers have reported that they...

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