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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. 

Legal Requirements for Georgia Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will highlight what I consider the most important about DUI Checkpoints in Georgia. Checkpoints, also known as DUI Roadblocks, are typically higher in frequency during the holidays. A DUI Checkpoint is best described as a police stop where local law enforcement set up ...

Everclear and DUI: A Dangerous Mix

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Anytime a person drinks too much and gets behind the wheel, it can lead to a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Georgia. However, when you add into the mix an extremely strong alcoholic beverage such as Everclear, the dangers can be unexpectedly worse. If you or someone yo...

What is Obstructing a Police Officer in Georgia?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In yesterday's post, I outlined the law behind disorderly conduct in Georgia. In today's post, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline another commonly charged offense - obstruction of a police officer. Some offenses I refer to as catchall offenses - meaning that the offense itself is not specifi...

The Beginning of the “Non-impaired” DUI Conviction

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

On December 30th, Utah will be the first state to change its per se DUI “legal limit,” to .05. The implications of this change are significant.   The idea that ordinary people can go to dinner and have two drinks is over.  Unless a person weighs in excess of 250 pounds, he or she will be more th...

How to Defend a Georgia DUI Case

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I get a lot of calls from people that have been arrested for DUI in Georgia. For most people, getting arrested for DUI is the worst thing that has ever happened for them. An arrest can be overwhelming and embarrassing. This is where we come in. One of the most common que...

Multiple Reports of Police Gear Stolen in Cobb County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two different reports of car break-ins over the past two weeks have involved the stealing of Cobb County police gear. Both incidents involved the personal cars of two cops for Cobb.  According to the reports, the items stolen include a ballistic helmet, a gas mask, a pistol, another type of helm...

Can I Get Into a Pretrial Diversion Program in Georgia?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, many of my clients have been arrested for DUI in Georgia. Sometimes, clients would like to know if there is an alternative to jail time or license suspension.  There are such alternative sentences in Georgia. One of these alternatives is known as Pretrial Diversion in Ge...

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