DUI Laws

Possession of Methamphetamine Charges and Georgia DUIs

Weaving in the road is one type of charge that might be raised against motorists in the state of Georgia who are charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Recently, a motorist in Madison County was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of methamphetamine after the motorist led (read more)

Gainesville DUI Checkpoint Results in Fatality

Law enforcement in Gainesville, Georgia reports that a confrontation at a DUI checkpoint recently resulted in a man killed, another individual arrested, and three law enforcement officers injured. The accident appears to have occurred when law enforcement officers were working a DUI checkpoint on Interstate 985 and a sports utility vehicle made an improper u-turn. (read more)

Improper Stopping on a Roadway Charges in Georgia

An improper stopping on a roadway charge can result when individuals are charged with driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. One example of this type of charge occurred recently when a Decatur woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated when the woman was found asleep in her motor vehicle. The (read more)

Criminally Negligent Homicide and DUI Charges

Criminally negligent homicide is one of the most serious charges that can arise due to driving under the influence of alcohol. Recently, a Cordova woman was convicted in relation to charges due to an accident that occurred in 2013 when the woman was driving a motor vehicle along the side of Highway 79 in Adamsville. (read more)

Second DUI Offenses in Atlanta

Second convictions for driving under the influence present a unique consideration for motorists in the state of Georgia. A recent example of this type of charge occurred when a motorist rammed a Polk County family’s home. Already charged with driving under the influence in 2009, the motorist in question struck the side of the family’s (read more)

Failure to Obey Person Directing Traffic Charges and DUIs in Georgia

The charge of “failure to obey a person directing traffic” in the state of Georgia is one type of conviction that is frequently made against drivers who are also charged with driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. A recent example of how a failure to obey traffic charges can be made occurred (read more)

Special Temptations for Teenagers to Use Alcohol

Teens are seventeen times more likely to be involved in car crashes when they have been drinking. The society Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that more than 40% of all tenth graders drink alcohol and that kids who start drinking at a young age are seven times more likely to be involved in alcohol-related crashes. (read more)

Moped License Requirements and DUIs

Mopeds are vehicles with propulsion powered pedals that contain seats or saddles for the use of the rider and no more than three wheels. Motorists who are charged with a DUI while operating a moped must understand that the license requirements for mopeds are unique in comparison to other vehicles. These license requirements were highlighted (read more)

Obstruction and DUIs

An unusual multiple-vehicle accident involving an intoxicated driver occurred recently in Georgia. The incident began when an intoxicated driver struck three vehicles in a parking lot. The driver then drove into an adjacent parking lot. After crossing another curb, the driver struck the base of a light pole, a phone pedestal, and a crosswalk signal. (read more)

Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia DUI Cases

Earlier this month, a driver under the influence of alcohol collided with another vehicle on Georgia Highway 20 in Bartow County. The collision caused both vehicles to end up in the median of the highway. The resulting injuries were substantial and resulted in the death of a woman and two children. The driver who caused (read more)