Atlanta DUI Law

Can You Get a DUI for CBD?

Before discussing whether you can get a DUI for CBD, it may be helpful to discuss CBD. Some people confuse CBD from the hemp plant with the intoxicating compound THC that is found in marijuana. They are two separate compounds but very closely related. With recent changes in federal and state laws related to hemp (read more)

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)

Consequences of a Car Accident Due to Drunk Driving in Atlanta, GA

Driving under the influence continues to be a serious problem in Atlanta, GA, and 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 (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)

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)