Georgia Department of Public Safety Experiences Cyber Attack

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Georgia Department of Public Safety confirmed on Saturday that officials are investigating a ransomware attack discovered Friday morning within the agency's computer system. The law enforcement branch of the Georgia Department of Public Safety is the Georgia State Patrol (GSP).

“Protocols are in place and have been activated for an event like this,” reported their spokesperson. However, the reality is that now Georgia State police will be handwriting their citations for traffic violations.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline some of the traffic violations that GSP will most likely forego as a result of their cyber attack, and how these offenses are related to driving under the influence.

DUI Related Offenses in Georgia

If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI in Georgia, you probably were given other traffic offenses or other related charges.  For example, generally before being charged with a DUI, a driver has been pulled over for some other offense such as:

These are just a few examples of routine traffic stops. Unless stopped at a Georgia DUI Checkpoint, then a driver accused of DUI is also facing other traffic violations.

Our firm exclusively practices Georgia DUI Defense. That includes all he minor traffic offenses related to DUI and anything found in the car after your arrest. There has to be some related offense that is the basis for why you are stopped. Legally - this is called articulable suspicion to stop you. 

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI or a related offense, contact a Georgia DUI Attorney today. We specialize in DUI Law in Georgia and can help you now. 

We make no determinations about cases up front. We do not assume you are guilty or assume you should take a plea. We also do not immediately decide to take a case to trial. We carefully evaluate the facts of each case and then analyze them according to who the prosecutor and judge are, and particular court in which the case will be handled. Each of these factors plays an important role in deciding how best to proceed. The key is to never determine a course of action without first looking at all the facts and the law. Contact us now.

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