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Tips on Surviving a Vehicle Rollover

The Gilmer County community was recently shocked by the tragic death of the Gilmer Middle School principal. The accident occurred when the principal’s tractor overturned into water and pinned him underneath. The exact cause of the accident is still unknown. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, rollover accidents are often deadly and occur (read more)

What to do After a DUI Accident with Property Damage

A Sandy Springs business located on Interstate 285 was heavily damaged recently after a truck crashed into the location. By the time law enforcement arrived at the location, water was pouring out of the building and walls were substantially damaged. After colliding into the building, the truck broke through fences and bushes. The truck’s owner, (read more)

Ways to Avoid Dangerous Driving Patterns

Allstate Insurance recently announced its annual report of America’s Best Drivers. Atlanta drivers might be surprised to learn that the city ranks relatively low on the list, at 186 out of the 200 most populous cities in the United States. While this report suggests that there are a large number of unsafe drivers in Atlanta, (read more)

Your Guide to the Hands-Free Georgia Act

Effective for only a few months, the Hands-Free Georgia Act prohibits drivers in Georgia from touching their smartphones. In addition to small fines, penalties associated with violation of the law do not increase with multiple offenses. While the American Automobile Association reports that approximately 1,000 citations were issued so far, a large number of drivers (read more)

Strip Club Found Liable for DUI Death

In the summer of 2017, an Atlanta Chick-fil-A employee was headed to work when he was killed in a t-bone accident with a drunk driver who was leaving a strip club. After the deceased man’s family initiated legal action against Oasis Goodtime Emporium, a strip club in Doraville, for letting the “noticeably intoxicated” driver leave (read more)

What Not to do if Pulled Over by the Police

Recently, a motor vehicle driver in Alabama attempted to get out of a speeding ticket in metro Atlanta by concocting a unique lie to tell the police officer. The event occurred when the law enforcement officer clocked the driver traveling 90 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone.  The motorist attempted to (read more)

Lessons from Vince Vaughn’s Recent DUI Charge

Law enforcement in Los Angeles County, California recently announced that actor Vince Vaughn has been charged with three misdemeanors including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher, and refusing to comply with law enforcement. Law enforcement reports that Vaughn repeatedly refused to get out of his (read more)

Where Will You be Taken Following a Georgia DUI?

Recently, a Sandy Springs business was heavily damaged when a pickup truck crashed into it. Law enforcement was then called to the scene of the accident, but left. Law enforcement was then called to the scene of the accident a second time when additional damage was noticed. This is when law enforcement noticed that a (read more)

Responding to Drug Trafficking Charges in Georgia

Recently, more than $5 million of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine as well as $850,000 in cash were found as part of a large-scale drug bust that occurred in metro Atlanta. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has already commented that the investigation started in south Fulton County, which led to a search in Gwinnett County. (read more)

Headlight Infraction in Georgia Lands Man in Jail

There must be probable cause, or in other words, reasonable suspicion of a crime, in order for a Georgia police officer to pull you over. A broken headlight is a violation of O.C.G.A. § 40-8-20, and therefore, that is all that would have to be present for an officer of the law to make a (read more)