Jim’s Blog

Defending Against Georgia DUIs involving Terroristic Threats

A man in Polk County faces felony charges of making terroristic threats against a law enforcement officer after a DUI stop. According to reports, the man was pulled over by a law enforcement officer and began making threats and suggestions of violence toward the officer. As a result of this act, the man has been (read more)

Defending Against Felony DUIs in Georgia

Less than two years after being charged with four counts of felony DUI, a man in Savannah was found not guilty on all charges and released from jail. In 2016, the man was charged with three counts of DUI with bodily injury as well as one count of DUI resulting in death. These charges arose (read more)

Understanding Georgia’s DUI Courts

The Cobb County DUI Court recently celebrated its 10th year of operation. Over the last decade, more than 525 repeat DUI offenders have entered the court with 391 of these individuals graduating. The court reports that each year there are more than two million drivers with at least three DUI convictions in the country and (read more)

Little-Known Georgia Driving Laws

A chain reaction accident on Interstate 75 involving three vehicles recently resulted in the death of one person and led to another individual facing criminal charges. The accident began when a driver’s vehicle was stopped by the police. The woman was then determined by law enforcement to be under the influence of alcohol. A tractor (read more)

Four Tips for Handling Georgia DUI Stops

A police chief in Milledgeville recently pled not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. After the hearing occurred, the man climbed into his police vehicle to assume his job duties for the day. The man was previously arrested in August, 2018 for driving with his bright lights on in his (read more)

Things You Should Never Tell Law Enforcement During a DUI Stop

Two men were recently arrested in Calhoun, Georgia on a charge of possession of marijuana. The arrest occurred after a traffic stop led law enforcement to discover a pill bottle of marijuana inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped after law enforcement saw it swerve to miss pedestrians who were walking across the road. (read more)

DUIs While Georgia Drivers are on Probation

Recently, a vehicle in Georgia was stopped by aw enforcement because a child inside was not restrained properly. The driver and passenger in the vehicle were subsequently charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. While speaking with the driver, law enforcement officers discovered the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted (read more)

Responding to Hit and Run Charges in Georgia

A mother of two children in Kingsland, Georgia was recently arrested due to connection with a suspected hit and run DUI accident. The woman now faces several charges including DUI, two counts of child endangerment, two counts of child abuse, hit and run, and battery. The accident occurred when the woman crashed her vehicle into (read more)

Advice for Underage Georgia Drivers Facing DUIs

A jury in Cobb County recently charged a teen with first-degree vehicular homicide after the death of her friend who fell out of a sports utility vehicle. After falling out of the vehicle, the injured passenger was placed in a medically induced coma and died several weeks later. The teen who was driving admitted to (read more)

Important Laws About Georgia Body Cams

Law enforcement in Georgia recently released body cam footage from a stop that occurred in October, 2018 when the driver of a vehicle claimed that he was traveling at speeds of 118 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone because he had recently replaced a part on the car and wanted to (read more)