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The Facts About DUI Chemical Tests

In Georgia, when someone is arrested for DUI they are asked to submit to a chemical test of their blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances.  When a driver submits to the state-administered chemical test of their blood or breath their results are going to fall into 1 of 3 categories.  If a motorist refuses (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)

Administrative License Suspension

The administrative license suspension (ALS) is an entirely different suspension from the one you’re facing from a possible DUI conviction. The ALS is a civil hearing conducted by the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSHA), and all of the elements that must be proven against you in a criminal case do not have to be (read more)

Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

Georgia has stiff penalties for people who are convicted of violating O.C.G.A. 40-5-121 or O.C.G.A. 40-5-75 Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License.  Penalties for this statute include fines, jail times, and 6 months of additional license suspension with no limited driving permit for work. You may have several defenses to this charge depending on (read more)

Ignition Interlock Device In Georgia

If you’ve been caught drinking and driving in the state of Georgia, you might be asking about an ignition interlock device. Despite this being a part of DUI law in many states, not everyone knows what an ignition interlock device is or how to go about and get it. But if you find yourself in a position (read more)

Atlanta CEO Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays … Twice

Atlanta CEO Arrested for DUI Over the Holidays Frank Circelli, founder and chairman of the Gem Shopping Network, had a rough holiday season. Circelli was arrested for DUI not once, but twice within the same week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The first arrest took place Christmas morning, while the second occurred just after midnight on New Year’s Day. (read more)

Rhode Island Couple Charged with Separate DUIs on Same Night

Rhode Island Couple Charged with Separate DUIs on Same Night A man in Rhode Island was arrested for a DUI this week while he was driving to the police station to pick his wife, who had just been arrested for drunk driving, according to a remarkable report from The Providence Journal. Few details from the evening have (read more)

Jamal Anderson Gets Probation for Falling Asleep at the Wheel – DUI

Jamal Anderson Gets Probation for Falling Asleep at the Wheel – DUI Was Jamal Anderson drunk or just really tired? Back in June, the former Atlanta Falcons running back was arrested on DUI charges after police found him asleep at the wheel of his Escalade. On Monday morning, Anderson pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was sentenced to (read more)

The Science Behind Sobriety Tests

The Science Behind Sobriety Tests Law enforcement officers are on the lookout for drunk drivers. Part of their training involves learning the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) through a program administered and accredited by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), the SFST is a (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)