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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. 

Georgia Councilman Arrested After Car Accident

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

A city councilman from Marietta has been arrested on three counts of obstruction after a car accident last week. The councilman, Reggie Copeland, represents Ward 5 in NE Marietta. According to reports, he allegedly refused to provide identification or get out of his truck when police requested. ...

Boat Safety Reminder

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

As an attorney who represents boating under the influence cases in Georgia, it is incumbent on me to remind my fellow friends and neighbors to make good decisions this boating season. Georgia's Boating Laws and Regulations are designed to ensure that people will have a good time on our waterways...

The Law Behind Boating Under the Influence in Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia BUI Lawyer, my firm also specializes on boating under the influence in Georgia. Interestingly enough, most people are unaware that boating under the influence is against the law in the state of Georgia. The Boat Safety Act of Georgia prohibits persons from boating under the influenc...

Dump Truck Allegedly Crashed Into Georgia School Bus

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reports out of DeKalb County allege that a dump truck crashed with a school bus on Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, there were no children on board, however, the two adults on board were school district employees. Both of them were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. No further det...

Felony High Speed Chase Through Downtown Atlanta

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

According to reports out of Atlanta, a driver led Georgia State Troopers on a high speed chase through downtown early Saturday morning. The driver is currently unidentified, and one of the passengers of the vehicle successfully fled the scene. The chase started around 2:00 am when a trooper atte...

What Defense Might Apply to my Georgia DUI Case?

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I speak with many individuals arrested for DUI in Georgia on a daily basis. DUI laws in the state of Georgia are some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. We do not have a “less serious” DUI offense, and therefore all DUI charges could result in the same very strict ...

Georgia Deputy Resigns After DUI Arrest

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

A Georgia State Patrol deputy has been arrested on allegations of driving under the influence and later submitted his resignation from the force. Ryan Jones was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Columbia County, Georgia. Jones was the Richmond County Sheriff's narcotics...

Georgia Child Car Seat Laws

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

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I handle cases involving children frequently. A charge that I regularly see accompany DUI in Georgia is Child Endangerment. In today's post, I will also focus on the law that governs child passenger safety in the state of Georgia. This is another violation that I see fre...

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