GA Dui Law

How Long Does Alcohol Stay on Your Breath?

Earlier this year, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that refusing a breathalyzer test can no longer be used against you in court if you’re suspected of driving under the influence. The ruling means police officers and prosecutors will have to rely on other evidence (dashboard video, blood tests, field sobriety tests, etc.) to prosecute cases (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)

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)

Driving on a Suspended License Charge in Georgia

Driving on a suspended license charge is an offense frequently faced by motorists in the state of Georgia who are also charged with driving under the influence. An example of this offense occurred recently in Sumter County. A law enforcement officer in Sumter tried to stop a motorist, who proceed to collide with the officer’s (read more)

Driving Manifestations The Facts…

One piece of evidence police officers and prosecutors use to try to detect and prosecute impaired drivers are the driver’s driving manifestations.  Police officers are trained to look for certain driving manifestations when they are detecting potentially impaired drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a list of driving manifestations that officers should (read more)

4 Ways to Challenge DUI BAC Tests in Georgia

4 Ways to Challenge DUI BAC Tests in Georgia Once you’ve been arrested for DUI and have had a BAC test, you might think there’s no hope, especially given Georgia’s implied consent laws. That’s not always true. Did you know that there are ways to challenge a blood alcohol test? Here are four ways to potentially challenge (read more)