DUI Laws

What You Need to Know About DUI Plea Deals

If you have ever been arrested for DUI, you were most likely approached by the prosecuting attorney in court, offering you a “deal” or a “plea bargain.” This typically means that you plead guilty to an offense lesser than the offense that you were originally charged with, and often, there are concessions to tend with. (read more)

Operation Rolling Thunder: A Big Surprise for DUI Drivers

If you are a Georgia resident, you might already be aware of the likes of Operation Rolling Thunder, but for out-of-staters who are spending some time in the Peach State, this law enforcement-packed initiative could take them by surprise. This is not a reference to the American aerial bombing campaign that took place during the (read more)

Marijuana Possession and DUIs in Georgia

Each year in Georgia, a number of motorists are charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. Earlier this month, a woman was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana due to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 75 in Cobb County. The accident occurred when the motor vehicle driver struck a (read more)

Trying to Escape a DUI Charge

In the beginning of December, a man jumped off a bridge on Interstate 75 in an effort to escape law enforcement during a traffic stop and subsequently fell. Law enforcement attempted to rescue the man, but the man proceeded to jump over the bridge’s retaining wall and plummet 70 feet. Firefighters eventually had to rescue (read more)

Cell Phones and DUIs

It was recently revealed in Athens-Clarke County Superior Court that a motorist was under the influence of several drugs and answering a cell phone when a September crash occurred that resulted in the death of a University of Georgia graduate student. The driver is now charged with two counts of first-degree homicide by vehicle and (read more)

Drivers Must Take Special Steps to Avoid DUIs This Holiday Season

With the holiday season approaching, there is an increased number of drivers on Georgia roads. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were 1,432 roadway deaths last year and Georgia law enforcement is taking substantial steps to reduce the number of fatalities this year. In addition to attending holiday parties or obtaining last minute (read more)

20 Killed in Georgia Road Accidents Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol has recently released areport that 20 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents over the Thanksgiving break, which occurred during a 102-hour period from Wednesday at 6 p.m. to midnight on Monday. In addition to the fatalities, 300 people were injured and there were 273 driving under the influence arrests made. (read more)

Refusing to Take Breathalyzer Charges

A Channel 2 Action 2 News reporter was recently charged with driving under the influence after the report refused to take a Breathalyzer test during a traffic stop. The event in question occurred after law enforcement officers observed the motorist traveling 66 miles per hour zone in a 35 mile per hour zone. Law enforcement (read more)

Driving an Unregistered Vehicle and DUI Charges in Georgia

When motorists in Georgia are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the resulting consequences can be even more severe if they are found to be driving an unregistered vehicle. A Georgia motorist recently faced this type of situation. In the incident in question, a motorist led law enforcement on a chase (read more)

Reckless Driving in Georgia DUI Cases

Motorists in Georgia who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are also frequently charged with reckless driving. One Floyd County motorist faced these types of charges recently after a hit-and-run incident. The motorist allegedly struck two vehicles and fled the scene of the accident before being apprehended by Floyd County (read more)