Atlanta DUI Law

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)

7 Reasons Why You Might Get Pulled Over For DUI

You had a few drinks at the bar and decide to drive home – carefully. Not long after you turn onto the main road you see a police cruiser pull out behind you. Before you know it, you can see the glow of flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Why? You were sure that you (read more)

Georgia License Check After DUI

Under Georgia law, your driver’s license could be suspended long before you go to court for a DUI (driving under the influence) charge. It’s called an Administrative Driver’s License Suspension, and if you do not act in time, you could lose your driving privileges for up to 12 months. Keep in mind that Georgia has (read more)

What is DUI Nolo Contendere?

If you’re facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, your plea options are guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere – which is Latin for “no contest.” In previous years there were meaningful advantages to pleading nolo contendere in DUI cases. Although the plea is still a good option for minor offenses, (read more)

What Can Happen to My Georgia Medical License If I’m Convicted of a DUI?

In May, police arrested a Kennesaw man claiming to be a nurse, charging him with three felony counts as well as a misdemeanor DUI. Two of the felony counts stemmed from the man possessing prescription drugs. The other was for threatening the officers if they came to the hospital where he worked. The man faces (read more)

Woman Faces Uncertainty After Being Charged With DUI Child Endangerment

A Marietta mother has discovered how serious Georgia law enforcement takes driving and drinking with minors in the vehicle. After being pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road, she is now facing a string of charges, and her relationship with her son is now uncertain. According to reports, the deputy forced (read more)

You Have the Right to Refuse a Breathalyzer and the State Can’t Use That Against You

You’re pulled over on suspicion of DUI in Atlanta. The officer asks you to take a breathalyzer. Do you have to comply? Can the state use the fact that you refused to cooperate against you in court? According to the Georgia Supreme Court, the answer to both questions is no. Earlier this year, the Supreme (read more)