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How Long Does Alcohol Stay on Your Breath?

Earlier this year, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that refusing a breathalyzer test can no longer be used against you in court if you’re suspected of driving under the influence. The ruling means police officers and prosecutors will have to rely on other evidence (dashboard video, blood tests, field sobriety tests, etc.) to prosecute cases (read more)

I Got a DUI In Texas and My License Was Suspended. Can I Still Drive in Georgia?

Even though Georgia isn’t a signatory to the Driver License Compact (DLC), that doesn’t mean that getting your license suspended in one state won’t have repercussions back home. Georgia still has laws on the books that will address your out-of-state license suspension. In most cases, you’ll also forfeit your driving privileges in the Peach State. (read more)

Georgia License Check After DUI

Under Georgia law, your driver’s license could be suspended long before you go to court for a DUI (driving under the influence) charge. It’s called an Administrative Driver’s License Suspension, and if you do not act in time, you could lose your driving privileges for up to 12 months. Keep in mind that Georgia has (read more)

What is DUI Nolo Contendere?

If you’re facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, your plea options are guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere – which is Latin for “no contest.” In previous years there were meaningful advantages to pleading nolo contendere in DUI cases. Although the plea is still a good option for minor offenses, (read more)

What Can Happen to My Georgia Medical License If I’m Convicted of a DUI?

In May, police arrested a Kennesaw man claiming to be a nurse, charging him with three felony counts as well as a misdemeanor DUI. Two of the felony counts stemmed from the man possessing prescription drugs. The other was for threatening the officers if they came to the hospital where he worked. The man faces (read more)

Woman Faces Uncertainty After Being Charged With DUI Child Endangerment

A Marietta mother has discovered how serious Georgia law enforcement takes driving and drinking with minors in the vehicle. After being pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road, she is now facing a string of charges, and her relationship with her son is now uncertain. According to reports, the deputy forced (read more)

Woman Arrested for Second DUI Following Fatal Bike Accident

An Atlanta-area woman has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a bicyclist was killed in an accident in Sandy Springs. 34-year-old Antoinette Battle will face charges for DUI and vehicular manslaughter for her role in the fatal crash. According to reports, this is not Battle’s first DUI arrest. She was previously arrested in (read more)

DeKalb County Detective Arrested for Drug DUI in Atlanta

A DeKalb County detective has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to reports, Justin Hamilton was driving his personal vehicle while off duty in Atlanta when he veered onto the sidewalk and struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital after complaining about pain in his leg. Hamilton waited at the (read more)

You Have the Right to Refuse a Breathalyzer and the State Can’t Use That Against You

You’re pulled over on suspicion of DUI in Atlanta. The officer asks you to take a breathalyzer. Do you have to comply? Can the state use the fact that you refused to cooperate against you in court? According to the Georgia Supreme Court, the answer to both questions is no. Earlier this year, the Supreme (read more)

What Happens If I Get a DUI In Another State?

There might be times when you decide to take a small trip and leave the state of Georgia. Maybe you head to Florida to hit the beach in Jacksonville or visit a friend in Tallahassee. While you’re there, you decide to have a few drinks. On your way home, you get into an accident with (read more)