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What is the Romberg Test?

You’re pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Atlanta, and the officer asks you to take a field sobriety and breathalyzer test. What do you do? The smart answer is you do neither. That’s because here in Georgia, you don’t have to take their tests. You don’t want to incriminate yourself, field sobriety and breathalyzer (read more)

Will I Lose My Job After a DUI Arrest?

The possible consequences stemming from a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) are staggering. From losing driving privileges, getting a criminal record, and spending time in jail, to mandatory “risk reduction” classes and heavy fines, a DUI conviction can impact just about every corner of your life. It even has the ability to cost (read more)

How Common Is DUI In Georgia?

Across the nation, it’s illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The phrase “under the influence” can be defined broadly (e.g., having any amount of alcohol in your body) or narrowly (e.g., per se intoxication when BAC exceeds the legal limit of .08 percent). The bottom line, though, (read more)

Understanding Your Rights at a DUI Checkpoint

Police DUI checkpoints seemingly go hand-in-hand with events that attract steady flows of traffic. Getting excited about the big game, the start of a long holiday weekend, or any holiday season?  You best factor in enough time to make your way through a checkpoint as police look for impaired drivers. Even if you’ve been through (read more)

How Long Does It Take To Get Your First Court Date For a DUI?

Whoever said “the wheels of justice turn slowly” definitely wasn’t describing the process for cases involving driving under the influence (DUI).  Here in Atlanta, things move pretty fast when the charge involves suspected impaired driving – even for a first time DUI charge. How fast? Your first court date will be the day after your (read more)

What Should I Do After I Get Arrested For My First DUI?

You’re driving along, minding your own business. Suddenly, the blue lights and siren of a police car pierce the calm. When the officer asks you to step out of the car to take a field sobriety test, you know this may not end well.  You’ve never been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) before. (read more)

What You Need to Know About DUI Classes

If you’re convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, you can safely assume that participating in a DUI class will be part of the penalties. Officially referred to as a Court-Ordered DUI Risk Reduction Class, the courses are led by private individuals but regulated by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. How (read more)

What Should I Do If I’m Facing an Underage DUI Charge

Getting caught for driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia is difficult enough if you’re an adult. Things are even dicier if you’re under the age of 21. No matter where you live in the U.S., 21 is the legal drinking age. Make no mistake, though: police officers are not fools. They realize many minors (read more)

How Often Do DUI Cases Go to Trial?

If you’re facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) and are feeling a bit nervous about how a judge or jury may rule in court, we’ve got good news for you. The majority of DUI cases are settled long before they reach trial. Even if your case does make its way to court, though, (read more)

Breathalyzer Tests Can Be Wrong: 5 Reasons for False-Positive Results

You’re driving along when you see the blue lights of a police car in your rearview window. If the officer merely suspects you of driving under the influence (DUI), you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll be asked to take a breathalyzer test. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t agree to take it. For (read more)