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Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices

After a motorist has performed standardized field sobriety tests the officer will ask them to provide a breath sample into a roadside, handheld breath machine.  These machines are known as Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices.  The PBT should not be confused with the state’s breath testing machines, the Intoxilyzer 5000 or Intoxilyzer 9000. Similar to (read more)

The Facts About A Suspended License?

Your Georgia Driver’s License, or privilege to drive on the highways of this state, will be suspended if you plead guilty, or are convicted of a DUI.  Entering a plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) will not stop the suspension of your driver’s license and a plea of Nolo Contendere to DUI will be treated (read more)

The Facts About DUI Chemical Tests

In Georgia, when someone is arrested for DUI they are asked to submit to a chemical test of their blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances.  When a driver submits to the state-administered chemical test of their blood or breath their results are going to fall into 1 of 3 categories.  If a motorist refuses (read more)

Driving Manifestations The Facts…

One piece of evidence police officers and prosecutors use to try to detect and prosecute impaired drivers are the driver’s driving manifestations.  Police officers are trained to look for certain driving manifestations when they are detecting potentially impaired drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a list of driving manifestations that officers should (read more)

Administrative License Suspension

The administrative license suspension (ALS) is an entirely different suspension from the one you’re facing from a possible DUI conviction. The ALS is a civil hearing conducted by the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSHA), and all of the elements that must be proven against you in a criminal case do not have to be (read more)

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

Georgia has stiff penalties for people who are convicted of violating O.C.G.A. 40-5-121 or O.C.G.A. 40-5-75 Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License.  Penalties for this statute include fines, jail times, and 6 months of additional license suspension with no limited driving permit for work. You may have several defenses to this charge depending on (read more)

Ignition Interlock Device In Georgia

If you’ve been caught drinking and driving in the state of Georgia, you might be asking about an ignition interlock device. Despite this being a part of DUI law in many states, not everyone knows what an ignition interlock device is or how to go about and get it. But if you find yourself in a position (read more)

Atlanta CEO Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays … Twice

Atlanta CEO Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays Frank Circelli, founder and chairman of the Gem Shopping Network, had a rough holiday season. Circelli was arrested for DUI not once, but twice within the same week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The first arrest took place Christmas morning, while the second occurred just after midnight on New Year’s Day. (read more)