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What if I Hurt Someone in a DUI Crash?

In every state in the United States, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher. Driving under the influence of alcohol can result in a range of criminal charges. Depending on the state and the circumstances, you could face a felony offense for drunk driving. When (read more)

How to Find the Right DUI Lawyer for You

Drunk driving charges can lead to severe consequences for a Georgia driver. A DUI charge can impact every aspect of your life from your career to your family and personal relationships. You must act quickly to protect your driving privileges and try to avoid criminal penalties. Do You Need a DUI Lawyer to Handle Your (read more)

Is There A Difference Between DUI And DWI In Georgia?

Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in all 50 states. However, some states also have a criminal statute for driving while intoxicated (DWI). In some states, it could also mean driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Georgia does not have a separate DWI statute for driving while intoxicated. All charges for impaired driving (read more)

Consequences of an Atlanta Car Accident Due to Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence continues to be a serious problem in the United States. Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents due to DUI. About one person dies in a DUI accident every 50 minutes in the United States. Drunk driving has serious consequences. A driver impaired by alcohol can (read more)

When Do Courts Require SCRAM Bracelets and How Do They Work?

You have probably heard of a SCRAM bracelet device if you or someone you know has been convicted of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI). A judge can order the offender to wear the bracelet to make sure that they are complying with the conditions of their parole, probation, (read more)

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)